Worth noting

• Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter missed his second consecutive game Thursday with a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch on Tuesday.

Hunter did not break any bones, but the hand is still swollen. It has subsided enough that he is able to close his hand into a fist, but he's still expected to miss a couple more days.

• Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez's injured left knee has improved, but he was out of the lineup again on Thursday mainly due to how well Andrew Romine has been swinging the bat.

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