DUNEDIN, Fla. -- In a matchup of American League aces, Justin Verlander was a little bit sharper than Roy Halladay.
The 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, Verlander allowed one hit while throwing 19 of his 26 pitches for strikes.
"He looked good with good command," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "He'll possibly go three innings next time out if he has a couple of quick innings. All our pitchers threw well today."
Verlander appears lined up to be Detroit's opening-day starter March 31 against Kansas City.
"We haven't made a decision yet but it looks like he will be it," Leyland said.
Halladay, the 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner, gave up one run and three hits with one strikeout in two innings. He threw 19 of his 27 pitches for strikes.
"The first couple of times out are always difficult," Halladay said. "Overall, we accomplished what we wanted."
Halladay is slated to pitch three innings Wednesday, pitching coach Brad Arnsberg said.
Ryan Raburn went 3-for-3 with a double for Detroit and Placido Polanco added two hits. Granderson connected in the third off left-hander Scott Downs.
Toronto scored in the fourth on Frank Thomas' double and an RBI single by Lyle Overbay.
Blue Jays reliever Brian Wolfe, looking to secure a job in the bullpen, struck out the side in the seventh on 17 pitches, 12 for strikes.
"I was pitching to contact," Wolfe said. "They fouled off some good pitches."
Freddy Dolsi worked a scoreless ninth for the save.
The Tigers host the Indians on Saturday with left-hander Dontrelle Willis facing Cleveland ace C.C. Sabathia.