Chamberlain's arm and beard fitting in with Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.

Chamberlain leads the American League in holds heading into Detroit's road trip this week against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels.

He pitched the eighth inning in Sunday's sweep-avoiding win against Cleveland and did not allow a run for the 13th time in 14 games.

The Tigers signed the former New York Yankees player to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. With no Yankees rules to worry about, he has been letting his beard grow for six-plus months. Chamberlain jokes he has saved money by not buying razors, but is spending more on shampoo and conditioner.