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MLB Preview 2012: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers

By Jeff Grant On April - 12 - 2012

The Tampa Bay Rays (4-1) and Detroit Tigers (4-1) will play the rubber game of a three-game set on Thursday afternoon inside Comerica Park in Detroit, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have established the Tigers as minus-119 home favorites, while the total stands at nine across the board.

Tampa Bay has jumped out to the best start in franchise history, which is quite different from becoming the first team in the American League to open a season with an 0-6 record and still advance to the playoffs.

The Rays were able to break through against Tigers' ace Justin Verlander in the ninth inning yesterday, scoring four runs en route to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory.

Jeff Niemann is set to make his 2012 debut for today's visitor, coming off an 11-7 campaign with a 4.06 ERA in 23 starts.

The right-hander will be looking for a little offensive support in this matinee affair, as he has gone 11-1 in his last 12 outings when the team scores thr...

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