Worth noting

• Rick Porcello, who threw seven innings on Thursday, will skip a start in the rotation and make his next start on May 12 against Cleveland.

• Leyland said there was no timetable for the return of right-hander Octavio Dotel, who was placed on the 15-day DL on April 20 with right elbow inflammation. Leyland said on Friday that Dotel was feeling good, with his next step to throw some before heading out on a rehab assignment.

• Tigers pitchers have combined for 10-plus strikeouts in the past seven games, an AL record.

• Both the Tigers and Astros pitchers recorded 18 strikeouts in Thursday's game, marking only the third time in Major League history both teams had at least 18 strikeouts in the same contest.

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