Worth noting

• Tigers reliever Joakim Soria, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10 with a left oblique strain, threw off flat ground from 140 feet before Tuesday's game.

"Soria felt absolutely nothing for the first time, which was a great sign," Ausmus said. "Because the Minor League seasons are over, though, I honestly don't know what the next step will be."

Class A West Michigan was Detroit's highest affiliate to qualify for the playoffs. Ausmus said the right-hander could make a rehab appearance there, but is more likely to "throw batting practice here."

Brian Dulik is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.