Detroit Tigers game vs. Cleveland Indians: Lineup for first Opening Day under AJ Hinch

Detroit Free Press

The 2021 MLB season is officially underway, Motown, and your Detroit Tigers are back in action against the longtime rival Cleveland Indians.

So how do you watch the Tigers face the Indians on Thursday at Comerica Park? Just tune into the newly named Bally Sports Detroit, which used to be Fox Sports Detroit. Fans can still listen to the Tigers on WXYT-FM 97.1.

The Opening Day forecast is about what Midwesterners have come to expect for the beginning of baseball season: Cloudy skies and highs in the 30s.

Matthew Boyd will make his second straight Game 1 start for the Tigers after a strong spring. Shane Bieber — last year’s American League Cy Young Award winner — takes the bump on Opening Day for Cleveland, similar to last year. Get the full details on the game and broadcast, lineups and live updates during the game, below.

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Detroit Tigers (0-0) vs. Cleveland Indians (0-0)

When: 1:10 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Comerica Park.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit, Fox 2 in Detroit.

Radio: 97.1 FM (Tigers radio affiliates).

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First-pitch weather forecast: Cloudy, 32 degrees.

Probable starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd (2.45 ERA this spring) vs. Indians RHP Shane Bieber (3.12 ERA).

• Box score

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Tigers lineup: 

1. Robbie Grossman, LF

2. Jeimer Candelario, 3B

3. Willi Castro, SS

4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

5. Jonathan Schoop, 2B

6. Nomar Mazara, DH

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Victor Reyes, RF

9. JaCoby Jones, CF

Indians lineup:

1. Jordan Luplow, CF

2. Cesar Hernandez, 2B

3. Jose Ramirez, 3B

4. Eddie Rosario, LF

5. Franmil Reyes, DH

6. Josh Naylor, RF

7. Yu Chang, 1B

8. Roberto Perez, C

9. Andres Gimenez, SS

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