Detroit Tigers Split Squad Games, TV/Radio, Lineup


Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros  — 1:05 PM ET

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Osceola County Stadium — Kissimmee, FL

TV: None

Radio: WXYT

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Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy

Second Game: Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers — 1:05 PM ET

Joker Marchant Stadium — Lakeland, FL

TV: None

Radio: None

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Weather: 82 degrees, mostly cloudy

Game Preview

The Detroit Tigers have their first split squad games of Spring Training on Thursday. Part of the team will try and exact revenge on the Houston Astros, who beat the Tigers, 14-9, on Sunday and the other half of the squad hopes to continue their dominance of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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The Tigers offense was in full swing in the first matchup with the Astros, but the pitching staff had their worse game of this spring. Starter Shane Greene pitched threw innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny both threw an inning and each allowed two runs.

Detroit’s pitching staff looked much better versus Philadelphia on Tuesday when they shutout the Phillies, 6-0. Alfredo Simon started and pitched three shutout innings, allowing just one hit. Chamberlain redeemed himself in this game, throwing a shutout inning of relief.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

24-year-old Drew VerHagen will take the mound on the road versus the Astros while ace Justin Verlander will face the Phillies. Dan Straily and Jerome Williams will start for the Astros and Phillies, respectively.

Here are the two Tigers lineup:

Versus the Astros

1. Anthony Gose (L) CF
2. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
3. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
4. Steven Moya (L) RF
5. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
6. Aaron Westlake (L) 1B
7. Daniel Fields (L) DH
8. James McCann (R) C
9. Jason Krizan (L) LF

Versus the Phillies

1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Hernan Perez (R) SS
3. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
5. Tyler Collins (L) LF
6. Bryan Holaday (R) C
7. Jordan Lennerton (L) 1B
8. Josh Wilson (R) 2B
9. Andrew Romine (S) 3B

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