Quick hit

• Prince Fielder's start at designated hitter Saturday afternoon was just his fourth since joining the Tigers last season. Considering he has played in 365 consecutive games since Sept. 14, 2010, the DH spot is as close to a day off as Fielder gets. Victor Martinez, in turn, made his first start at first base since July 31, 2011, a game better known for Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen homering off Jered Weaver.

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