Worth noting

• Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello pitched in a Minor League game in Lakeland, Fla., and struck out two while allowing just one hit over three innings. Porcello is scheduled to start Detroit's third game of the season Thursday against the Twins at Target Field.

• The Tigers announced Saturday that they will raise the 2012 American League champions flag as part of the pregame festivities leading up to their home opener at Comerica Park on Friday.

The national anthem will be performed by Motown legends The Four Tops, and Staff Sergeant Patrick Jefferson of the United States Air Force will deliver the game ball.

Willie Horton, part of the 1968 World Series champion Tigers, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Horton's pitch will be caught by his former teammate and current Tigers radio broadcaster, Jim Price.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.