Bunt work part of Santiago's regular routine

Bunt work part of Santiago's regular routine

Bunt work part of Santiago's regular routine
DETROIT -- Ramon Santiago's sacrifice bunt attempt Tuesday night couldn't have worked out much better than if he was trying to bunt for a hit. The bunt single loaded the bases for Austin Jackson's two-run double two batters later.

It was the best and most productive bunt of the season from Santiago, who had some very productive bunts the past few seasons. He had struggled on some this year, but he's hoping this gets him on a roll.

"I just have to do it more," said Santiago, who now has two of Detroit's seven bunt hits on the season, but no sacrifices. "I just have to push myself to do it. It depends, because sometimes they play you in. I don't want to give away an out."

Santiago said he puts in bunt work during batting practice every day. The key for him, he said, is to get his bat out front. Otherwise, he said, he has trouble getting the bunt down.