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Gamethread: Gerrit Cole makes first spring start

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Gerrit Cole will make his first spring appearance as the Pirates host the Tigers at 1:05 PM.  Cole was sidelined around the beginning of spring training with inflammation in his rib cage, with one result being that Francisco Liriano will be the opening day starter.  Today's lineup:

1.  Gregory Polanco, RF
2.  Josh Harrison, 2B
3.  Andrew McCutchen, CF
4.  Starling Marte, LF
5.  John Jaso, 1B
6.  Francisco Cervelli, C
7.  Jordy Mercer, SS
8.  Mike Morse, DH
9.  Jason Rogers, 3B