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Worth noting

• Austin Jackson, on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury, ran the bases at about half-speed prior to Thursday''s game. The Tigers' center fielder went home to second base, as he did last Friday in Baltimore, then slowed to talk to the trainer before running second to home. After one trip, he went back to the clubhouse. Jackson has been sidelined since May 12.

• Closer Jose Valverde and setup man Joaquin Benoit have been dealing with sinus infections the past couple of days, but Leyland said both would be available if needed in Thursday's series finale against the Rays.

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