• Manager Jim Leyland says there will be no change in the Tigers' starting rotation despite off-days on Monday and Thursday. That will allow Doug Fister to open the series against the White Sox on Friday, while Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello are scheduled to follow on Saturday and Sunday.
• Entering Saturday, Tigers relievers had allowed 32 stolen bases this season, the most in the Major Leagues. Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff single against Joaquin Benoit in the ninth inning on Friday before stealing second and third.
"Certain guys just don't hold runners very good," Leyland said. "There's a lot of closers in the history of baseball that are pretty slow home, [Jose] Valverde was one of them. But that doesn't always come into play because he was 49-for-49 [in save opportunities] at one point."
Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.