By Larry GLicken

The Detroit Tigers got off to a good start to the 2013 season. Verlander took to the mound and continued to do what he has done year after year. He threw strikes and only gave up 3 hits. Verlander struck out 7 and only gave up 3 hits in his first start to the 2013 season.

With his first start of the season, we can now understand why the Tigers gave him a raise when his contract extension kicks in. The guy is one of the most dominant pitchers in the game. The way he can control the opponents batting order is second to none when he is on.

Verlander is on most of the time. With some solid pitching from Verlander to get the Tigers 2013 season under way the Tigers beat the Twins 4-2. The team scored their first run in the first inning when Miguel Cabrera drove in Austin Jackson on a fielders choice to the shortstop.

Cabrera went 0-5 in the game. He did have 1 RBI and he struck out twice. The Tigers got their second run off a Prince Fielder double to left that drove in Cabrera.

Detroit scored again in the 2nd when Omar Infante singled to left and drove in Jhonny Peralta. The Tigers final run in the game came off a wild pitch in the 8th that scored Fielder. Detroit beat the Twins and had a great opening day getting their first win of the 2013 season.

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