Verlander, Tigers Blank Astros 5-0 In Grapefruit League Action

March 8, 2011

Verlander, Tigers Blank Astros 5-0 In Grapefruit League Action
Final Score: Detroit 5, Houston 0 Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) – Victor Martinez had two hits and drove in a pair of runs to push Detroit past Houston, 5-0, in Grapefruit League action. Andy Dirks also went 2-for-4 with two RBI while Brandon Inge added a double and a run scored for the Tigers. Justin Verlander yielded three hits and struck out three over 3 2/3 shutout frames in a starting role …
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Porcello looks good as Tigers fall to Orioles
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was more concerned about his young pitchers on Friday than the outcome of a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles. Rick Porcello gave him reasons to be pleased. Everyone else was another matter. Porcello retired the first eight batters he faced and tossed three scoreless innings, before Nolan Reimold and Jake Fox homered to lead the Orioles to a 6 …
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Joel Zumaya goes for second opinion on surgically-repaired elbow
Bad news out of Tigers’ camp. According to Tom Gage of the Detroit News, Joel Zumaya went for a second opinion on his surgically-repaired elbow earlier today. Zumaya hasn’t pitched since scar tissue broke away from his elbow during his first Grapefruit League appearance last Sunday against the Blue Jays. The hard-throwing right-hander was originally expected…
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