DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Detroit Tigers begin pursuit of their fourth straight American League Central title this afternoon in their season opener at home against division rival Kansas City. Justin Verlander will be on the mound at Comerica Park for his seventh consecutive opening day start for Detroit. Brad Ausmus will make his debut as Tiger manager while new second baseman Ian Kinsler will bat leadoff for Detroit.
Much better than average weather for a Motown opener especially after a wicked winter and cold March is assured for this afternoon with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low-mid 50’s. Following an off day tomorrow, the 3-game series continues with days games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.