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Tigers set to play Mud Hens April 4 in Toledo

For all you Northwest Ohio residents who don't want to travel the long distance to Detroit (sarcasm), the Tigers and Mudhens have a deal for you!

For the first time since 2000, Detroit will face its Triple-A team in an exhibition game.

"We have a tremendous long-standing relationship with the Toledo Mud Hens," Tigers CEO/president/GM David Dombrowski said in a press release. "This exhibition game gives Mud Hens fans an opportunity to see the Tigers at Fifth Third Field, which is one of the finest ballparks in all of minor league baseball."

Proceeds from the game will be split between the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the Helping Hens Charitable Fund.

The Mud Hens say season ticket holders and game plan holders will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the game. There will also be 1,000 individual tickets made available to the public at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 with a maximum of four tickets per person available. Ticket prices are set at $20 for Field Level and $25 for Club Level.

"We announce this event with great pride and excitement as it has been more than a decade since we have hosted a game like this and the first time at Fifth Third Field," Toledo Mud Hens president/GM Joe Napoli said. "We would also like to thank Dave Dombrowski, Dan Lunetta and the rest of the Detroit front office who worked hard to make this event a reality. Our fans certainly will enjoy seeing the Tigers play here in Toledo. For many of the Tigers players, it will be a homecoming as so many of them have worn the Mud Hens uniform over the past decade."