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Spring Training Game 12 Preview/Thread: Astros at Tigers

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Rick Porcello makes his third start of the spring as the Tigers return to Fox Sports Detroit today (it's about time...) against the Houston Astros.

No, this is not Will Rhymes
No, this is not Will Rhymes
Scott Cunningham

Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers

Time/Place: 1:00 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium

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Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB Network (tape delay), MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network

Pitching Matchup: RHP Jarred Cosart (6-7, 3.30 ERA in the minors in 2012) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (10-12, 4.59 ERA in 2012)

Tigers also scheduled to pitch: RHP Luke Putkonen, RHP Joaquin Benoit, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Duane Below*, RHP Al Alburquerque

*probably not, since he pitched yesterday, but that's what got copied/pasted

Astros also scheduled to pitch: RHP Josh Fields, RHP Alex White

Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Hunter 9, Dirks 7, Fielder 3, Avila dh, Peralta 6, Pena 2, Russo 5, Worth 4

Astros lineup: Altuve-2b; F. Martinez-LF; Pena-1b; Carter-DH; Castro-c; Maxwell-cf; Ankiel-rf; Dominguez-3b; Villar-ss