• Alex Avila notched his first hit on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday with a single on a line drive to left field in the fifth inning. He's now 1-for-12 with a walk in three games. It was also his first game back at catcher, playing the first two games as a designated hitter.
• Phil Coke, Andy Dirks, Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson, Don Kelly and Matt Tuiasosopo were up early after Tuesday's four-hour loss, taking part in free clinics for 180 children from Michigan-area Boys & Girls Clubs on Wednesday morning at Wayne State University. Hands-on instruction included baserunning, pitching, hitting, throwing and fielding. The event was part of the MLB Players Trust's City Clinics program to promote the game to kids across the country.