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Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello Impress In Tigers Third Straight Spring Win

I finally splurged and picked up the MLB.TV premium package.  I’m watching the Red Sox/Twins game on my desktop computer right now while I write on the laptop.  Very nice and this game doesn’t even have the premium feed.

Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello both threw two shutout innings as the Tigers took another spring training game against the Blue Jays today.  Verlander gave up just one hit while Porcello threw two perfect frames in the 3-1 win.  Nate Robertson gave up the only run and Freddy Dolsi pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to pick up the save.

Ryan Raburn had three hits in the contest and Placido Polanco and Jacque Jones each singled twice.  Curtis Granderson homered for the second time in as many days while Raburn, Marcus Thames and Matthew Joyce all doubled.

Tomorrow will be the Tigers first taste of their nemesis this year as they take on the Indians in back to back games over the weekend.  Dontrelle Willis gets the start tomorrow while C.C. Sabathia goes for the Indians.

Justin Verlander was named the opening day starter.  No big surprise as he’s been the Tigers best pitcher the past two years. 

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