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Detroit Tigers Lineup for 3/15/2017 Spring Training Game Against Atlanta

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Mar 4, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) throws a pitch during the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) throws a pitch during the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Tigers baseball returns on Wednesday. Per a tweet from Detroit’s official Twitter account, we know what the team’s lineup will look like for Wednesday’s contest.

Detroit Tigers players continue to get closer and closer to Opening Day, as Grapefruit League continues.

The club will look to win consecutive games for the first time this spring. Wins and losses don’t matter much in Spring Training, but it is nonetheless encouraging to see the Tigers winning two of the last three games.

Detroit tied with Washington in the middle game of that set.

In the most recent win, Brad Ausmus’ team trounced the Miami Marlins by a 7-1 score line.

Matt Boyd fired off five shutout innings for the Tigers, striking out five and allowing just three hits.

Elsewhere, Kyle Ryan pitched a pair of shutout innings, while Warwick Saupold tossed a scoreless frame.

On the offensive side of things, Anthony Gose collected two hits and a pair of RBI in four at-bats as Detroit’s leadoff hitter.

J.D. Martinez, Dixon Machado and Jose Iglesias also notched two base knocks for the Tigers. Justin Upton paced the team with three RBI as he took Jose Urena deep in the fifth inning.

Wednesday’s Lineup

Detroit will host Atlanta. Per a tweet from the Tigers official Twitter account, we now know what Detroit’s lineup will look like. Here’s the batting order.

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  1. Omar Infante, Second Base
  2. Andrew Romine, First Base
  3. Nick Castellanos, Third Base
  4. Justin Upton, Left Field
  5. Steven Moya, Designated Hitter
  6. Mikie Mahtook, Center Field
  7. Tyler Collins, Right Field
  8. James McCann, Catcher
  9. Dixon Machado, Shortstop

Additionally, Jordan Zimmermann will start for the Detroit Tigers.

The former National could be key performer for the Tigers this season, especially if he can return to the form he showcased in Washington.

Zimmermann racked up a 3.14 ERA and 784 strikeouts in 971.2 innings for the National league East franchise.

He also routinely notched a WAR north of 3.0, while averaging 13 wins per season.

Next: Center Field Candidates Stats in Grapefruit League Play So Far

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

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