Worth noting

• The Rangers are in fourth place for the 22nd time in 23 days entering Thursday. The last time the Rangers sat so low in the standings at this point in the season was 2007.

• The Rangers' .432 home record is the fourth lowest in the league, and second lowest in the American League entering Thursday, only ahead of Tampa Bay.

• The winner of Thursday's matchup between the Rangers and the Tigers will claim the season series.

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