Worth noting

• The four games in Texas marked a homecoming for assistant hitting coach Toby Harrah, who is a member of the Rangers Hall of Fame and still has a home in the area.

• The home runs on Thursday night by Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly ran the Tigers' tater streak to eight straight as a team. It's the longest home run streak by a Tigers' team since an eight-game streak Sept. 21-28, 2011. The Tigers are third in the American League with 20 homers in May.

• Entering Friday, Tigers pitchers had combined for 395 strikeouts this season, tops in the league. Their average of 9.96 K's per nine innings also ranked first.

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