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Worth noting

• 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.

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for
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