But the right-hander received a month's worth of run support as the Tigers exploded offensively to beat the Mariners, 19-9.
Felix Hernandez was bothered by a stiff shoulder and allowed four runs in two innings. Any time it's a pitcher and a shoulder, you're concerned. "We're going to have him checked out".
Hernandez made at least 30 starts for the Mariners every season from 2006 through 2015. But he managed to get through just 153 1/3 last season thanks to missing almost two months with a calf injury.
"We should know a lot more in a couple days", Servais said. "It's like dead arm as much as anything".
The Tigers have a 10-run lead and Anibal Sanchez isn't pitching in this game.
Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton, center, is congratulated by Tyler Collins after they scored on Upton's two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Detroit.
Game notes: While one might think the Tigers could use a week off, they only got a day before the start of this three-game series against the M's at Comerica Park. It was the most runs for Detroit in an inning since a nine-run fifth at Texas on September 17, 2008.
The teams combined for 40 hits and 14 walks.
The best part of being back at home, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, is sleeping in his own bed. He gave up five runs - four earned - on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings in the first road loss of his career. Tigers SS Jose Iglesias remains on track to return to the lineup Thursday, when he's eligible to come off the 7-day DL.
With the score tied 2-2, the Jays had a runner on first base and one out as Kevin Pillar faced reliever Matt Bowman. Jean Segura, Danny Valencia and Nelson Cruz hit solo homers for Seattle, but that wasn't almost enough to keep up with Detroit. He was given American League Player of the Week honors just last week after giving up a grand total of zero runs and just four walks in his first three starts. Last year, McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia combined for 24 home runs. It was only the third time in his brilliant career that he last two innings or less.
The Mariners now lead the American League with 39 doubles (sixth in MLB) and 18 stolen bases (fourth in MLB), while also ranking second with 95 RBI (DET-99), tied for second in walks with 81 (MIN-91), second in runs scored with 99 (DET-103) and third in extra-base hits with 63 (DET-65; TB-64).
Rookie outfielder Mitch Haniger also left the game due to an oblique strain.