Detroit Tigers Split Squad Games: Start Times, TV and Radio Coverage, Lineups


Feb 27, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers mascot Pawsgets the crowd excited between the fifth and sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The third day of Grapefruit League play brings the first split-squad games for the Detroit Tigers. Half of the Tigers’ contingent will host the New York Yankees in Lakeland, and the other half will travel to Clearwater to take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees – 1:05 PM ET

Joker Marchant Stadium – Lakeland, FL

TV Broadcast: None

Radio Broadcast: WXYT 1270 in Detroit (click for radio affiliates)

Live Stats: MLB Gameday

Weather Forecast: 70 degrees, sunny

When We Last Met

The Detroit Tigers split the season series with the New York Yankees in 2013 — three games apiece — but the Tigers won the run differential battle (the ever so important run differential battle) 32-26. This year the Yankees are without Robinson Cano, who signed with the Seattle Mariners, and Curtis Granderson, who signed with the New York Mets, but have brought on Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to help get them back into the playoffs.

Tigers Lineup

Detroit Tigers vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 1:05 PM ET

Bright House Field – Clearwater, FL

TV Broadcast: MLB.TV (Phillies broadcast)

Radio Broadcast: None

Live Stats: MLB Gameday

Weather Forecast: 62 degrees, sunny

When We Last Met

The Detroit Tigers hosted the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game interleague series in late July, and won all three games. Detroit eked out a 2-1 win in game one, but steamrolled Philadelphia 10-0 and 12-4. The Phillies finished in 4th place in the NL East with a 73-89 record.

Tigers Lineup