Spring Training

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Simon Sharp, Victor Martinez Homers As Tigers Beat Rays, 1-0

Simon retired his first 14 batters before Desmond Jennings singled with two outs in the fifth and struck out three.

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2015

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Cabrera Homers, Doubles In Tigers’ 11-5 Loss To Rays

Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run of the spring, doubled and drove in three runs in an 11-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2015

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 07:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander To Miss Start Thursday, Hopes To Pitch April 8

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he expects Verlander to follow David Price in the rotation and pitch the second game of the season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/30/2015

Joker Marchant Stadium during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers on March 4, 2011 in Lakeland, Florida. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 6-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Simon Allows 1 Run In 6 Innings As Tigers Lose To Braves, 4-2

Acquired from Cincinnati after going 15-10 last season, Simon gave up five hits, walked three and struck out two.

97.1 The Ticket–03/30/2015

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Cabrera Homers, Leads Tigers Over Cardinals, 4-3

Cabrera was playing in his sixth game of the spring while recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander Leaves With Triceps Cramping In Tigers’ Loss

Verlander believes not drinking enough water before the game and a further arm extension from his revised mechanics may have contributed to the cramping.

97.1 The Ticket–03/27/2015

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Verlander Roughed Up By Nationals In 7-7 Tie

“I have work to do on my slider,” Verlander said. “My slider has been about 50-50.

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2015

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David Price Roughed Up In Tigers’ 6-4 Win Over Mets

Price struggled, allowing eight hits and two runs in 4.1 innings, while also walking a batter, striking out seven and stranding seven baserunners.

97.1 The Ticket–03/21/2015

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Martinez See First Spring Action In Minor League Game

Both are expected to be designated hitters in Sunday’s split-squad games with Martinez going to Kissimmee to face the Atlanta Braves and Cabrera staying at home against the Washington Nationals.

97.1 The Ticket–03/21/2015

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A-Rod Homers As Yankees Down Tigers, 11-2

Alfredo Simon allowed six first-inning runs before settling down with two shutout innings. Joe Nathan, Joba Chamberlain and Joakim Soria also pitched scoreless inning for the Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–03/20/2015