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Worth noting

• Instant replay was employed twice in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday. Redmond asked the umpires to take another look at Austin Jackson's steal of second base and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus challenged the forceout on the inning-ending double play.

In both instances, the plays stood as called.

"We went into today wanting to get a chance to replay something," Redmond said. "We really haven't had any close plays the last couple of games."

• Stanton left the game after being hit on the left forearm by a pitch in the ninth inning. But Redmond later said, "He's fine. He was coming out of the game after that at-bat anyway."

• Of Stanton's towering two-run homer in the fifth, Redmond said, "I think every one I've seen him hit has gone that far."

Jim Hawkins is a contributor to
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