The next time Francisco Rodriguez pitches in a game, he figures to be a little more fired up.
The Detroit closer had control trouble Saturday in his only action before joining Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic, walking two in a brief stint.
Rodriguez had been scheduled to take the mound Wednesday, but the outing was pushed back due to hamstring tightness. Instead, he relieved in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees and exited with the bases loaded and two outs.
"Overall, I feel great," Rodriguez said. "My body feels great. Threw the pitches I normally do during the season, which is what I care about."
The right-hander started...