• Max Scherzer is one of seven Major Leaguers on the "Advisory Board" for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, widely acknowledged as the leader in advocacy against appearance and performance enhancing drug use by the youth of America. The seven players will participate in the foundation's activities in their local communities, record public service announcements and provide input on the most effective ways to educate kids about the dangers of steroids and other drugs.
• Reliever Phil Coke gave up three runs on six hits Monday, but Ausmus said he was "not overly concerned" about the lefty's outing. In fact, Ausmus said Coke is generally a slow starter and is actually ahead of schedule compared to most years. Coke's breaking ball is sharper than usual and his fastball is clocking in about six or seven miles per hour faster than normal, according to Ausmus.
• Asked Monday morning whether he's been surprised by the demanding hours of being a manager during Spring Training, Ausmus quipped, "Definitely longer than a player. You can't leave in the fifth inning of a game."
• A Detroit Symphony Orchestra quintet performed the national anthem Monday at Joker Marchant Stadium before the Tigers' 8-5 win over the Cardinals.
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