Worth noting

• Entering play Monday, the Tigers' 4.77 bullpen ERA was the worst in MLB. It dropped to 4.69 -- only ahead of Houston's 4.76 -- following three shutout innings during the 6-5 loss to Chicago.

• Martinez entered Monday's game a career .327 hitter with 31 doubles, 22 homers and 92 RBIs in 151 games against the White Sox. He only added to those numbers with a two-run homer, a double and two RBIs during the loss, and has at least one hit in 16 of his last 17 games against Chicago.

• Detroit, which is 4-3 against the White Sox this season, has won 25 of its last 37 games over Chicago dating back to May 15, 2012.

• Monday marked the start of 14 consecutive games against American League Central foes. Following the four-game series in Chicago, the Tigers return home for three-game sets against the Twins and Royals before they finish up with three in Cleveland.

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