St. Louis Cardinals catcherYadier Molina
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The Detroit Tigers welcome in their historic rivals (three World Series) from the National League for this Monday afternoon exhibition game with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Tigers will look to ratchet up the offense as they went cold over the weekend, notching all five of their runs in one inning on Saturday. They were shutout in a scoreless 10-inning tie with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
The Tigers will see a familiar face in the St. Louis lineup as former shortstop Jhonny Peralta made the trip to Lakeland and will bat third for the opponents.
Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals — 1:05 PM EST
Joker Marchant Stadium–Lakeland, Fla.
Radio: 1270 AM in Detroit (click for radio affiliates)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday
Weather Forecast: 81 degrees, sunny
When We Last Met
The Tigers and Cardinals haven’t met since June 19-21, 2012 in Comerica Park. The Tigers took two of three in the series, including a walk-off win on June 21 when a Quintin Berry single plated Ramon Santiago in the 10th.
For the first time all spring, most of the regulars are in the lineup together. This may be the Opening Day Lineup provided Jose Iglesias is healthy.
- Ian Kinsler
- Torii Hunter
- Miguel Cabrera
- Victor Martinez
- Alex Avila
- Austin Jackson
- Nick Castellanos
- Danny Worth
- Rajai Davis
Drew Smyly gets the start.