Umpiring crew set for Tigers-A’s Division Series
Neither of the two umpires who ejected Miguel Cabrera in the middle of an at-bat this season will be on the crew umpiring the Tigers-A’s Division Series. Nor are any the umpires who assigned Jim Leyland his four ejections this year. CB Bucknor, whose missed call on a tag at first base during last week’s Phillies-Marlins series drew headlines, will be, and he’ll be at first for the series opener.
Major League Baseball announced its umpiring crews for the Wild Card games and Division Series, and they’re veteran-heavy. Gary Darling will serve as the crew chief. Tom Hallion, who was the crew chief for the just-finished Tigers series in Miami, will also be on the crew. Bucknor, Mike DiMuro, Jim Reynolds and Mark Wegner round out the roster.
Wegner, who has had postseason work the past three years, will be behind home plate for Game 1 on Friday in Oakland. Bucknor will be at first base for that game, Darling at second, Reynolds at third, Hallion in left field and DiMuro in right.