Spring Training Baseball: Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

First Pitch: 12:05 CT
Radio: No
TV: YES! FSN, MLB Network (delayed)
Know Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys
Baseball on TV?: BASEBALL ON TV!


The Twins take on one of the Central Division rivals today at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida today. The Twins are throwing Liam Hendriks out to start the game, and the Tigers are going to be seeing what Andrew Oliver can do to start today.

Lineups after the jump.

The Minnesota Twins:

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Jamey Carroll, SS
3. Danny Valencia, 3B
4. Chris Parmelee, 1B
5. Ryan Doumit, C
6. Luke Hughes, DH
7. Joe Benson, RF
8. Ben Revere, LF
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

Pitching: Liam Hendriks, Sam Deduno, Matt Maloney, Jeff Gray, Brendan Wise, Casey Fien

The Detroit Tigers:

TIGERS (13-2-3)
1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Brennan Boesch, RF
3. Clete Thomas, DH
4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Alex Avila, C
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Brandon Inge, 3B
9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

Pitching: Andy Oliver, Adam Wilk, Duane Below, Octavio Dotel.

An interesting quote about the Tigers from Joe C today. Nothing new, really, just interesting.:

"I’ve got two MVP candidates [Cabrera and Fielder] in front of me and two All-Stars [Avila and Peralta] behind me," Young said. "You always want a lineup that can do a lot of damage from 1-to-9. That’s what this lineup’s capable of doing. We’ve just got to carry it into the regular season."

The Tigers are 13-2-3 this spring. None of the results really matter now, but this is confirming what everybody knows: Detroit is the clear favorite in the AL Central.

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