ScorecardXSmall.jpgThe Tigers’ Opening Day lineups have steadily improved since 2004. Before that, however, were some ugly ones. Here’s a random sampling:

April 9, 1990 — @Red Sox 5, Tigers 2

Tony Phillips, 3B; Alan Trammell, SS; Lou Whitaker, 2B; Cecil Fielder, 1B; Lloyd Moseby, CF; Matt Nokes, C; Gary Ward, LF; Chet Lemon, RF; Dave Bergman, DH; Jack Morris, P

April 7, 1986 — @Tigers 6, Red Sox 5

Dave Collins, DH; Lou Whitaker, 2B; Kirk Gibson, RF; Lance Parrish, C; Chet Lemon, CF; Alan Trammell, SS; Larry Herndon, LF; Darrell Evans, 1B; Darnell Coles, 3B; Jack Morris, P

April 9, 1982 — @Royals 4, Tigers 2

Eddie Miller, RF; Enos Cabell, 1B; Kirk Gibson, CF; Larry Herndon, LF; John Wockenfuss, DH; Tom Brookens, 3B; Lance Parrish, C; Alan Trammell, SS; Lou Whitaker, 2B; Jack Morris, P

April 10, 1975 — Orioles 10, @Tigers 0

Ron LeFlore, CF; Gary Sutherland, 2B; Willie Horton, DH; Nate Colbert, 1B; Bill Freehan, C; Dan Meyer, LF; Art James, RF; Tom Veryzer, SS; Aurelio Rodriguez, 3B; Joe Coleman, P

April 10, 1968 — Red Sox 7, @Tigers 3

Mickey Stanley, 1B; Dick McAuliffe, 2B; Al Kaline, RF; Willie Horton, LF; Bill Freehan, C; Jim Northrup, CF; Don Wert, 3B; Ray Oyler, SS; Earl Wilson, P

April 18, 1950 — Tigers 7, @Indians 6

Johnny Lipon, SS; Jerry Priddy, 2B; George Kell, 3B; Vic Wertz, RF; Pat Mullin, LF; Johnny Groth, CF; Dick Kryhoski, 1B; Aaron Robinson, C; Fred Hutchinson, P

April 25, 1901 — @Tigers 14, MIL 13

Doc Casey, 3B; Jimmy Barrett, CF; Kid Gleason, 2B; Ducky Holmes, RF; Pop Dillon, 1B; Kid Elberfeld, SS; Kid Nance, LF; Fritz Buelow, C; Roscoe Miller, P