Worth noting

• Torii Hunter is two home runs away from 300 in his career. There are 16 active Major League players with 300 or more home runs.

• Entering Sunday's game, the Tigers led the AL in batting average (.304), hits (122) and on-base percentage (.362)

• Alex Avila was back at catcher and in the starting lineup Sunday. He was unavailable Saturday because he was hit in the head on a swing Friday and took a foul pitch off his right shin while hitting.

Willie Bans is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.