It's Opening Day

Michael Fulmer was selected during spring training by Detroit
manager Brad Ausmus to start the Tigers' home opener, a tip
of the cap for the right-hander being named Rookie of the Year last
season, when he was 11-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 26 starts.

Fulmer faced Boston twice last season, going 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA
against the Red Sox, who will send right-hander Steven Wright out
against the Tigers.

Former Tigers catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.