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Spring Training Game 8 Preview/Thread: Tigers at Mets

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The Tigers are on TV today! And it's March! Only 31 days until Opening Day! This is all good news.

USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers at New York Mets

Time/Place: 1 p.m., Mets Stadium

SB Nation Blog: Amazin' Avenue

Media: MLB Network, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network

Pitching Matchup: RHP Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64 ERA in 2012) vs. Jon Niese (13-9, 3.40 ERA in 2009)

Tigers Lineup: Kobernus 4, Dirks 7, Martinez dh, Fielder 3, Pena 2, Russo 8, Garcia 9, Kelly 5, Diaz 6

Mets Lineup: Valdespin-DH, Tejada-SS, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Byrd-RF, Nieuwenhuis-LF, Buck-C, Turner-2B, den Dekker-CF. Niese-LHP