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Tigers, Orioles Square Off In Game Two Of Series

Justin Verlander will try for his first win of the season for a second time as the Tigers play the second contest of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles.

Verlander went six innings and gave up three runs in the season opener against the New York Yankees, but got a no-decision as the Tigers bullpen couldn’t hold off the Yankees’ lineup. Hopefully things will go a little smoother for the Tigers’ ace this time, as he needed 115 pitches to get through those six innings.

Baltimore will be looking for a surprising 5-0 start, which would be their first in a long, long time. The Orioles will send Brad Bergesen to the mound in his first start this season. Bergesen went 8-12 with a 4.98 ERA last season for the Orioles.

The Tigers (1-3) dropped the series opener on Monday, 5-1, thanks to a three-run homer by Brian Roberts. Detroit has curiously given up a three-run home run in three of their four games this season.

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UPDATE: Here are tonight's lineups:

Detroit Tigers

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Will Rhymes, 2B
3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
4. Miguel Cabrera,1B
5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. Brennan Boesch, LF
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Brandon Inge, 3B

Baltimore Orioles

1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Nick Markakis, RF
3. Derrek Lee, 1B
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Matt Wieters, C
6. Adam Jones, CF
7. Mark Reynolds, 3B
8. Felix Pie, LF
9. J.J. Hardy, SS