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>>caption: MIGUEL CABRERA DROVE
IN THE FIRST TIGER RUN WITH A B-1ST
@ MARCHANT STADIUM:
The Tigers scored eight runs
on 14 hits and defeated the New
York Yankees 8-3 Tuesday.
Detroit posted its runs against
four of a group of seven Yankee
hurlers who may all miss making the Opening Day roster. Starter Brady Lail
took the loss (1-1).
Detroit Rule-5 OField hopeful Victor Reyes led the way by going 3-for-3
with a double, 1-R & 1-RBI. DH Victor Martimez continued slugging with a
solo homerun (#5) to RCField. Dixon Machado went 2-for-3 with 2-RBI.
Other Tiger runs came on a Miguel Cabrera single, a Nicholas Castellanos
sac-fly, a Rony Rodriguez triple and a Chad Huffman single that plated
Minor leaguer Sandy Baez (W, 1-0) got the start on the mound for Detroit,
allowing 1-R/1-ER on 4-H in 3-IP. Shane Greene pitched a perfect T-4th with
2-K as did Joe Jimenez in the T-7th.
Yankee non-roster hopeful Neil Walker had a T-1st RBI single off Baez.
Jorge Salez slugged a T-8th 2rHR (#1) to CField off non-rostered Paul Voelker,
the sixth of seven Detroit pitchers.
NYY 2Bman Tyler Wade went 2-for-3.
The Tigers became 9-13-4 in Grapefruit LGE games.
NYY 3-8-0, 6-LOB (L) Lail, 1-1
DET 8-14-0, 9-LOB (W) Baez, 1-0
RHP Franklin Perez, the top prospect obtained in the Justin Verlander
trade with Houston last summer, will miss the next three months due to a
strain of the latissimus dorsi (LAT). Targeted to begin the year at 2A Erie,
Perez injured the triangle-shaped muscle that extends from the spinal column
to the armpit in a minor league game against Atlanta farmhands last week at
the Disney World sports complex.
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