Quick hits

• The Tigers are playing back-to-back day games again this weekend, and that means early wakeup calls. Ausmus was out of bed by 6:15 a.m. CT on Saturday to see his wife off to San Diego, where they have a home.

"When I played, the second day game was always the tougher one for me," Ausmus said. "The first day game, your body didn't realize it was tired yet. The second day game, it figured out that it was lacking sleep."

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.