Brandon Inge got it done at the plate today and he was a perfect three for three with three RBIs and a run. Inge got another start out in centerfield where he’ll start the season and he was also batting ninth, which will most likely be his spot in the lineup. Clete Thomas belted a two run homer while Placido Polanco went yard with a solo shot in the Tigers 14-5 rout over the Phillies. It was the final game at Joker Marchant this spring.
Kenny Rogers threw four solid innings in the win and that was his final spring start. Preston Larrison threw 1 1/3 shutout innings and he could be a dark horse to make the team as a reliever while Aquilino Lopez, another guy who could make the squad, threw a shutout fifth inning.
Just in time for what should be a record setting season at Comerica Park, the team added 778 seats out in right field. Unless the Tigers fall flat on their face, we should see the team top 3 million fans again this season. For the first time in a long time, the Tigers are a tough ticket to get before the season even gets underway.