The Tigers blanked the Astros 3-0 yesterday afternoon in Grapefruit League play in Kissimmee, Florida. Starter Max Scherzer gave up one hit while striking out three in three innings. Ian Kinsler had a two-out, RBI single in the fifth inning. This afternoon, Justin Verlander is scheduled to start in a split squad game against the Phillies in Lakeland. It will be the first spring appearance for Verlander since undergoing core muscle surgery during the offseason.