The Tigers placed reliever Joakim Soria on the disabled list Monday with a left oblique strain, the team announced. The move comes one day after Detroit sent starter Anibal Sanchez to the DL.
Sanchez, who finished fourth in Cy Young voting last season, has an ERA of 3.53 in 21 starts this season.
The Tigers are in first place in the AL Central, but have lost five of their last seven and have seen their lead over the Royals shrink from five games to just half a game in the past week.
- Dan Gartland