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Tigers lose split-squad games to Orioles, Rays: Game thread replay

Tigers lose split-squad games to Orioles, Rays: Game thread replay

Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers (10-7) vs. Baltimore (6-8) and Tampa Bay (7-7)

When: 1:05 p.m. Monday.

Where: Ed Smith Stadium (Orioles) in Sarasota, Florida, & Tropicana Field (Rays) in St. Petersburg, Florida.

TV: Vs. Rays on Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: None (other radio affiliates).

BOX SCORE vs. Orioles.

BOX SCORE vs. Rays;

Probable starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Zach Logue (1-0 6.23 ERA this spring) vs. Orioles RHP Kyle Gibson (0-0, 1.80); Tigers RHP Miguel Diaz (1-0, 0.00) vs. Rays RHP Drew Rasmussen (0-0, 16.20).

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Tigers lineup vs. Orioles:

SS Ryan Kreidler

RF Akil Baddoo

LF Kerry Carpenter

DH Andre Lipcius

CF Parker Meadows

C Jake Rogers

3B Colt Keith

1B Mario Feliciano

2B Jermaine Palacios

P Zach Logue

Tigers lineup vs. Rays:

DH Austin Meadows

2B Cesar Hernandez

CF Riley Greene

1B Spencer Torkelson

3B Nick Maton

LF Eric Haase

C Andrew Knapp

RF Brendon Davis

SS Zack Short

P Miguel Diaz

Game notes: The Tigers split their squad once more, with half heading to the big-league park in St. Petersburg to take on the Rays, and half heading to the not-big-league park in Sarasota to take on the Orioles. Neither of the pitchers the Tigers will send to the rubber — Zach Logue in St. Pete and Miguel Diaz in Sarasota — are expected to break camp with the big-league squad (though as 2022 taught us, MLB GMs plan and UCLs laugh).

The Rays are a trendy pick to at least make the playoffs, if not win the AL East outright because, well, they’re the Rays and just because we can’t understand how they do what they do is no reason to bet against it. That’s just science. Y’know, like trading a two-time All-Star outfielder with a couple years of team control away in favor of a young infielder with virtually power displayed … and then getting 16 doubles and 20 homers out of him in 331 at-bats. (That would be the Tigers getting Austin Meadows — who, yes, has looked much better this spring playing with his brother — and the Rays getting third baseman Isaac Paredes. (In former GM Al Avila’s defense, Paredes only hit .205 last season, and the Tigers had plenty of dudes hitting less than their weights already in 2022.)

The Orioles are not a trendy pick to make the playoffs, despite their 83 wins last season — they missed out on a playoff spot by just three games. Like the Rays every…

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