DETROIT (AP)—Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga says it won't be a big deal to be on the mound for the first time with umpire Jim Joyce since their infamous moment together.
Joyce says he's apprehensive and excited about it.
Galarraga is the probable pitcher and Joyce is scheduled to be behind the plate Friday night when Detroit hosts Baltimore.
Joyce cost Galarraga a perfect game on June 2 when blew a call at first base. He signaled Cleveland's Jason Donald safe on what should've been the game-ending out.
The veteran and respected umpire acknowledged he made the wrong call after the game and sought out Galarraga to apologize. Joyce and Galarraga hugged the next day on the field and both have been praised for how they handed an unfortunate situation.