Tigers Take Down a Braves Lineup, Filled With Up and Coming Stars, 6-3.
The Tigers started out like a house of fire led by starter Francisco Liriano. Liriano looked impressive in his 2nd start in the Grapefruit League as he struck out 4 and walked two in his three scoreless inning effort.
The scoring was led off by Victor Martinez who poked a solo shot out to Left in the bottom of the 2nd. The veteran DH has a great start to his spring training stroking two homers from both sides of the plate so far.
In the third, a slew of hits set up a bases-loaded situation for Miguel Cabrera and Miggy didn’t disappoint. He hooked a double down the left field line that raked in the eventual game-winning 3 RBIs. James McCann also had an RBI Single in the bottom of the 5th, and the final source of Tigers runs came off of an inside the park home run that ricocheted off the right-center wall.
- Victor Martinez hits his 4th home run of the Spring to LF
- Dixon Machado hits a single to CF
- Leonys Martin walks
- Jose Iglesias rips a single to Left
- Miguel Cabrera has bases-clearing double down the LF line for 3RBIs
- Daniel Norris replaces Liriano in the Top of the 4th
- Liriano threw three good innings only having 26 pitches while racking up 4 Ks, and two walks
- James McCann RBI Single
- Victor Alcantara comes in for Derek Norris
- Norris finishes with 2 IP, and 3Ks, and one step
- Leonys Martin hits an inside the park home run off the right-center field wall in the bottom of the 6th
- Johnny Barbato replaced Alcanterra and threw a scoreless inning.
Tigers will take on the Washington Nationals at 1:05 PM tomorrow. Matt Boyd will be on the bump on the bump for your (7-9) Detroit Tigers.