Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.
“I can’t give you an exact time frame, [but] it’s certainly shorter than what they expect if he’d have had surgery,” Ausmus said.
Fielder made it 4-0 with a two-run homer in the second.
Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and Ryan Howard could shake up the pennant race this October.
“My last few days have been very, very, very encouraging,” Price said Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club meeting.
“It might have been the best outing we’ve had from him,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Tuesday’s win over the Twins.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth home run that sailed out of Dodger Stadium.
“Alex is going to see Dr. Kyle Anderson … tomorrow for another evaluation,” Ausmus said. “We should know more tomorrow.”
Verlander said he will see how he feels Wednesday, but his immediate reaction was that the session went well.
Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.