Worth noting

• Ausmus said that injured outfielder Andy Dirks (back surgery in March) has started to ratchet up his baseball activities.

"He's been throwing, he's been running bases, some soft toss. Tee work, soft toss, batting practice," Ausmus said. "I don't think he's got the live batting practice, but that's gotta be somewhere here in the near future."

• On Thursday the White Sox signed former Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo to a Minor League deal. Tuiasosopo hit .244/.351/.415 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 81 games last season for Detroit.

• Martinez has owned Sale in his career. Entering play Thursday, he was 12-for-22 (.520) with an .818 slugging percentage against the lefty. He then went 1-for-3 with a homer against him in the 4-0 victory.

• Entering Thursday's game, the Tigers led the American League with 126 doubles.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.