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• Outfielder Matt Young, who spent a stretch of June with the Tigers filling in for Andy Dirks, has been released from his contract at Triple-A Toledo. Young, best known as a Tiger for taking a hit-by-pitch from Aroldis Chapman during an eighth-inning rally on Sunday Night Baseball, hit just 11-for-84 (.131) after the All-Star break, lowering his season average with the Mud Hens to .212.

• Saturday's game is expected to start at 8:30 p.m. ET, rather than 8:05. The Rangers are having a pregame ceremony honoring their 40th anniversary team, which is expected to push back the start time. The Tigers will wear throwback jerseys from 1976, as will the Rangers, complete with bicentennial patches.

• A Venezuelan reporter asked Jim Leyland on Friday about the chances of somebody winning a Triple Crown again. Leyland said "the stars have to line up pretty right" for somebody to do it but said he hopes Miguel Cabrera can. Leyland created headlines Thursday by telling a Detroit radio station that he thought Cabrera is the American League's Most Valuable Player over Mike Trout, in part because Cabrera has been up all season and Trout began the year in the Minors.

• Outfielder Matt Young, who spent a stretch of June with the Tigers filling in for Andy Dirks, has been released from his contract at Triple-A Toledo. Young, best known as a Tiger for taking a hit-by-pitch from Aroldis Chapman during an eighth-inning rally on Sunday Night Baseball, hit just 11-for-84 (.131) after the All-Star break, lowering his season average with the Mud Hens to .212.

• Saturday's game is expected to start at 8:30 p.m. ET, rather than 8:05. The Rangers are having a pregame ceremony honoring their 40th anniversary team, which is expected to push back the start time. The Tigers will wear throwback jerseys from 1976, as will the Rangers, complete with bicentennial patches.

• A Venezuelan reporter asked Jim Leyland on Friday about the chances of somebody winning a Triple Crown again. Leyland said "the stars have to line up pretty right" for somebody to do it but said he hopes Miguel Cabrera can. Leyland created headlines Thursday by telling a Detroit radio station that he thought Cabrera is the American League's Most Valuable Player over Mike Trout, in part because Cabrera has been up all season and Trout began the year in the Minors.