Tigers name Justin Verlander Opening Day starter

LAKELAND, Fla. (WXYZ) - Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Monday that Justin Verlander will be the team's Opening Day starter.

This will be Verlander's seventh consecutive opening day start, the most by a Tigers pitcher since Jack Morris started 11 straight Opening Days from 1980-1990.

Detroit opens the season March 31 against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

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