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Spring Training Game 13 Preview/Thread: Tigers at Braves

The Tigers will play their first night game of the season today against the Atlanta Braves. I wonder what trade rumors will develop as the game goes on?


Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves

Time/Place: 6:00 p.m., Champion Stadium

SB Nation Blog: Talking Chop

Media: MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network

Pitching Matchup: LHP Drew Smyly (4-3, 3.99 ERA in 2012) vs. RHP Julio Teheran (0-0, 5.68 ERA in 2012)

Tigers also scheduled to pitch: LHP Kyle Lobstein, RHP Joaquin Benoit, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Duane Below, RHP Trevor Bell

Braves also expected to pitch: we don't actually know yet, but with our luck Jonny Venters would come in and send all the media members in attendance into a rumor-mongering tizzy.

Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Boesch 7, Martinez dh, Fielder 3, Dirks 9, Avila 2, Peralta 6, Kelly 5, Kobernus 4

Braves lineup: RJohnson dh, Heyward rf, JUpton lf, Freeman 1b, BUpton cf, Uggla 2b, Francisco 3b, Pastornicky ss, Laird c