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Grapefruit League: Red Sox at Tigers

Red Sox at Tigers, Joker Marchant Stadium

Time: 1:05 p.m.


Game notes : Tigers // Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: RHP Justin Verlander (2-0, 0.93) vs. RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 11.42)

Tigers scheduled to pitch: RHP Robbie Weinhardt, LHP Fu-Te Ni, LHP Brad Thomas, RHP Alberto Alburquerque and RHP Brayan Villarreal.

Red Sox scheduled to pitch: RHP Michael Bowden, RHP Matt Albers and RHP Brandon Duckworth.

Tigers lineup: Austin Jackson CF, Ryan Raburn LF, Magglio Ordonez RF, Miguel Cabrera 1B, Victor Martinez DH, Jhonny Peralta SS, Brandon Inge 3B, Scott Sizemore 2B, Alex Avila C

Red Sox lineup:

Interesting notes: It's the first time the Sox and Tigers played in the Grapefruit League since March 2009 and Boston's first trip to Lakeland since 2007. ... Catcher Jeff Kunkel will be with the Tigers today.

Afternoon Prowl: Jim Leyland said neither Carlos Guillen nor Joel Zumaya would start the season with the Tigers. Both are bound for the disabled list. (Detroit News)