• Emmy Award-winning actor and Michigan native Timothy Busfield and his wife, actress Melissa Gilbert, attended Friday's game and met the Tigers during batting practice. Busfield, who was born in Lansing, spoke at Michigan State University's spring commencement last week. Busfield is known for two well-known baseball movies, Field of Dreams and Little Big League.
• With Mike Scioscia's protest of Thursday's Angels-Astros game rendered moot, Leyland remains the last Major League manager to win a protest. As a rookie manager with the Pirates in 1986, Leyland argued a rain-shortened June loss to the Cardinals should not have been called because the umpiring crew didn't wait the required period before deciding. The game was continued the next day before the regularly scheduled game; the Pirates still lost.
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