Quick hits

• Members of the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America presented former Tigers pitcher Steve Sparks with the Tiger of the Year Award -- from 2001. Sparks, who led that team with 14 wins and eight complete games, didn't receive a trophy at the time because the chapter didn't have one. When Detroit writers saw Sparks, now an Astros broadcaster, in Spring Training, they wanted to give him the trophy he deserved.

• Miguel Cabrera's 11-game hitting streak ended Monday with an 0-for-4 performance against the Astros. He was 19-for-47 over the stretch, nearly matching his season-high 12-game hitting streak from April 14-28. Hunter now has the longest active hitting streak on the team at four.

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