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Chamberlain has been anointed the Tigers' eighth-inning man. He has allowed just one run in eight appearances since an awful outing May 6.
Chamberlain faced eight batters in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the White Sox. He struggled through 0.2 IP, giving up six hits (including one HR) and four earned runs to take the loss.
Chamberlain entered Monday's game with a 2-1 lead, runners on the corners and one out in the eighth inning, and took just two pitches to get Yankee outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to ground into an inning-ending double play. It was his first hold of the season.
Chamberlain is among a small group of relievers who will likely be considered for eighth inning work now that Tigers' closer Joe Nathan has gone on the disabled list and Joakim Soria has inherited his job.
Chamberlain had a rough spring, but the Tigers do not appear worried. Manager Brad Ausmus told MLive.com that the pitcher feeds off the adrenaline of regular-season games and has a hard time replicating that during spring training.