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Spring Training Games 9a & 9b Preview/Thread: Tigers at Yankees, Pirates at Tigers

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The Tigers will play their first split-squad matchups of the season, facing both the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees

Time/Place: 1 p.m., George M. Steinbrenner Field

SB Nation Blog: Pinstriped Bible

Media: MLB Network (tape delay at 9 a.m. Sunday), MLB.TV

Pitching Matchup: RHP Shawn Hill (10-18, 4.69 ERA in career) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (12-8, 5.02 ERA in 2012)

Tigers Lineup: Infante 4, Hunter 9, Dirks 8, Kelly 3, Russo 5, Pena 2, Castellanos 7, Worth 6, R. Cabrera dh.

Yankees Lineup:

Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers

Time/Place: 1 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium

SB Nation Blog: Bucs Dugout

Media: Tigers Radio Network

Pitching Matchup: RHP Jeanmar Gomez (5-8, 5.96 ERA in 2012) vs. LHP Drew Smyly (4-3, 3.99 ERA in 2012)

Tigers Lineup: Jackson 8, Kobernus 4, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Avila 2, Peralta 6, Collins 7, Garcia 9, Holaday dh

Pirates Lineup: Marte 7 Presley 8 Martin DH Hague 5 Snider 9 Harrison 4 Robinson 3 McKenry 2 Mercer 6 Gomez 1