Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Game recap: Detroit 4, Twins 2
- April 1, 2013 - 10:28 PM
Justin Verlander, Detroit
The Tigers ace shut out the Twins for five innings and won an Opening Day start for the first time in six tries.
By the numbers
16 Victories for the Tigers over the Twins in their past 20 meetings.
24-29 The Twins’ all-time record on Opening Day.
258 Career doubles for Justin Morneau, one shy of Torii Hunter for fifth on the Twins all-time list.
Tuesday is a scheduled off day. Some players will come to Target Field for treatment but others will take the day off.
La VELLE E. NEAL III
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