|Molleken on TSN2 Monday night|
Meanwhile Tigers manager Brad Ausmus refuses to make excuses for his team's woeful record against the Indians.
The misery continued Monday as reliever Bruce Rondon gave up a two-run homer to Napoli in the seventh inning, leading Cleveland to the win.
The Tigers have lost all 10 of their games against the Indians - being outscored by a 65-23 margin - and had their season-long winning streak snapped at six.
Prior to the game, Detroit placed right-hander Jordan Zimmermann on the DL with a right neck strain. Ausmus said the injury has been bothering him for two weeks and flared up during an afternoon throwing session.
The right-hander Molleken was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace Zimmerman, and made his major league debut by following Norris with two scoreless innings.
The 31-year-old Canadian amassed 349 appearances in the minors while playing for 11 teams since 2003.
"Dustin seemed very composed, and I was happy for him,'' Ausmus said. "He did an excellent job filling in when we needed him tonight.''