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Opening Day 2012: Tigers Announce Starting Lineup

The Detroit Tigers have announced their Opening Day lineup:

Translated into non-Twitter language, that reads:

Jackson, Austin CF

Boesch, Brennan RF

Cabrera, Miguel 3B

Fielder, Prince 1B

Young, Delmon LF

Raburn, Ryan DH

Peralta, Jhonny SS

Avila, Alex C

Santiago, Ramon 2B

Verlander, Justin P

This lineup is just about what people expected. While Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have a proven track record, the top of the order remains something of a question mark. Jackson burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2010, hitting .293 with a .345 on-base percentage. Last season he regressed to .249/.317. With Cabrera and Fielder behind him, Jackson will be in prime position to score runs ... if he can get on base.

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