Dirks has missed the entire season to this point after undergoing back surgery in March.
The Toledo Mud Hens are planning to transform their home park of Fifth Third Field into a putt-putt golf course in September.
With or without an All-Star invite, Porcello is developing into the pitcher many thought he could be.
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the fifth, but things unraveled quickly for the Detroit right-hander.
Scherzer allowed a first-inning sacrifice fly by Evan Longoria, but that was the first of 10 straight hitters retired by the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner.
Brad Ausmus scoffs at the idea that the home run derby could cause a slugger to go into a slump.
Porcello pitched the entire gem without recording a strikeout. He would have liked to get one, but recently he has not been needing them.
Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke does not want to hear the stats – even the positive ones.
Needless to say, Jackson’s catch was relegated to secondary status in the realm of highlights from Monday’s game.
Eugenio Suarez struck out but Sean Doolittle walked Austin Jackson — just the second walk he has issued this season — to load the bases.