Detroit Tigers vs Atlanta Braves — 1:05 PM ET
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Joker Marchant Stadium — Lakeland, FL
TV: FSD, MLB Network (tape delayed, showing 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday)
Radio: WXYT (Click for Affiliates)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny
The Detroit Tigers kick off the final week of Spring Training and face the team they have faced most often in Grapefruit League play: the Atlanta Braves, playing them for a fifth and final time, going 2-2 in the previous two games.
Yesterday, the Tigers and Phillies played to a 4-4 tie. It was the third tie of Spring Training for the Tigers. Anibal Sanchez allowed three homers but struck out 10 and Yoenis Cespedes went deep for his fourth homer of the Grapefruit League season.
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Playing Atlanta as one-half of the final split squad day for Detroit this Spring last Sunday, the Tigers lost 5-3 at Walt Disney World. Kyle Lobstein started, allowing two runs in four innings. That game marked the first spring appearance of Victor Martinez. Jefry Marte went deep in the losing effort.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
Alfredo Simon has had a few starts he would like back, three straight to be exact. In his last outing, he allowed four runs against the Miami Marlins last Wednesday but exited in time to see his team rally for eight runs to break a long losing streak. Simon’s current Spring ERA stands over 7.
Mike Foltynewicz will get the start for the Braves. He was knocked around and didn’t survive the first inning against the Tigers on March 13.
If both Miggy and V-Mart are available, this is likely the Opening Day lineup you will see next Monday with the possibility of Rajai Davis starting over Gose.
- Anthony Gose-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-RF
- Yoenis Cespedes-LF
- Alex Avila-C
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Jose Iglesias-SS