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Justin Verlander delivers the first pitch at Comerica Park on Tuesday.  (Gregory Shamus/Getty)

Opening Day Lineups

  1. CF David DeJesus
  2. 2B Mark Grudzielanek
  3. 3B Alex Gordon
  4. RF Jose Guillen
  5. DH Billy Butler
  6. LF Mark Teahen
  7. 1B Ross Gload
  8. C John Buck
  9. SS Tony Pena Jr.
  1. SS Edgar Renteria
  2. 2B Placido Polanco
  3. DH Gary Sheffield
  4. RF Magglio Ordonez
  5. 3B Miguel Cabrera
  6. 1B Carlos Guillen
  7. C Ivan Rodriguez
  8. LF Jacque Jones
  9. CF Brandon Inge

Carlos Guillen tied the game in the eighth with a leadoff homer, but the Tigers fell in extras, 5-4, in the 2008 opener. Justin Verlander was sharp early, but exited without retiring a batter in the seventh. He limited KC to four hits but still gave up four runs.   More >


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