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Rays @ Tigers: Battle of the unbeatens

Posted Apr 10, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated Apr 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

ROGER MOONEY
DETROIT
A clash of the titans this afternoon as the only two undefeated teams in the American League meet when the Rays open a three-city, 10-game road trip in chilly (41 degrees at noon) against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

Matt Moore, the Rays heralded rookie, makes his first start of the season against a Tigers’ offense that mauled the Red Sox during a season-opening sweep over the weekend.

Detroit scored 26 runs on 39 hits, including five doubles and seven home runs.

Miguel Cabrera hit three home runs. Price Fielder hit two. Miggy and Biggy are a powerful three-four combo.

Rays DH Luke Scott had a cortisone shot Monday and likely won’t play for the next few days, though neither he nor manager Joe Maddon were too specific on a day for his return.

Here are the lineups:

RAYS
Jennings Cf
Peña 1B
Longoria 3B
Joyce LF
Zobrist RF
Keppinger DH
Rodriguez 2B
Molina C
Brignac SS

Moore LHP

TIGERS
Jackson CF
Boesch RF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Young LF
Raburn DH
Peralta SS
Laird C
Worth 2B

Porcello RHP

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