Crawford was seen talking at length with Detroit head athletic trainer Kevin Rand after the fourth inning, but remained on assignment at first base for the top of the fifth. He left the field through the tunnel behind home plate after the half-inning. The remaining umpires operated shorthanded, with second-base umpire Brian O'Nora taking over at first.
By the time the half-inning was over, however, Crawford was back in the game, this time at third base. He returned to first base for the sixth.