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Kyle Lobstein makes the first start of his major league career as the Tigers close a three-game series against the Yankees on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.

Yankees at Tigers

When: 1:08 p.m. Thursday

Where: Comerica Park, Detroit

TV/radio: FSD/97.1

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Quick hits

* Lobstein made his MLB debut on Saturday in the Tigers' 12-4 loss in Minnesota. He threw 100 pitches in relief over 5.2 innings, giving up three earned runs while striking out three and walking four.

* J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 during Wednesday night's loss to the Yankees. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, during which time his average is .370 (20-for-54). On the season Martinez is hitting .311 with 17 homers, 58 RBI, 25 doubles and a .350 on-base percentage.

* After Thursday's game the Tigers play a four-game series at the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. Detroit's scheduled starter for Friday's opener is Justin Verlander. There are two games on Saturday -- at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

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Tigers lineup

1. Rajai Davis, CF

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. J.D. Martinez, RF

6. Nick Castellanos, 3B

7. Don Kelly, LF

8. Alex Avila, C

9. Andrew Romine, SS

Kyle Lobstein, LHP

Yankees lineup

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Derek Jeter, SS

3. Martin Prado, 2B

4. Mark Teixeira, 1B

5. Carlos Beltran, DH

6. Brian McCann, C

7. Chase Headley, 3B

8. Brett Gardner, LF

9. Zelous Wheeler, RF

Hiroki Kuroda, RHP

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