Nunez grounded the ball to second baseman Ian Kinsler's right, and he made an impressive play on it to even come close to nabbing Nunez.
According to Gardenhire, Nunez pulled his right hamstring on the play. He stayed in to run, though, and eventually scored one of Minnesota's three runs in the frame. He didn't return to the field for the bottom of the eighth.
The Tigers finally closed it out for a 12-9 win.
Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.