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Tigers vs. Blue Jays - Spring Training Gamethread

March 4, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; A general view of Joker Marchant Stadium before a spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
March 4, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; A general view of Joker Marchant Stadium before a spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland

1:05 p.m. ET

97.1 The Ticket/Gameday Audio

RHP Justin Verlander (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (0-0, 0.00)

Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Boesch 9, Cabrera 5, Kelly 3, Young 7, Avila 2, Raburn dh, Santiago 6, Inge 4, Verlander 1

Blue Jays lineup: McCoy 3B, Thames LF, Encarnacion 1B, Rasmus CF, d'Arnaud C, Cooper DH, Sierra RF, Hechavarria SS, Diaz 2B. Alvarez P

Tigers also scheduled to pitch: LHP Adam Wilk, RHP Joaquin Benoit, RHP Collin Balester, RHP David Pauley, RHP Chris Bootcheck and LHP Phil Coke.

Blue Jays also scheduled to pitch: RHP Robert Coello, LHP Evan Crawford, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Jason Frasor, RHP Jerry Gil, RHP Jim Hoey and RHP Drew Carpenter.