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Seems only the latest linescore is available. So that was the evening half of the Tigers' split squad today. Detroit fell to the Yankees earlier in the day, 6-2.
Yankees 6, Tigers 2
Rick Porcello gave up his first runs of the spring. Three of them were unearned, one was earned. He also struck out three in three innings.
Detroit's offense never really got untracked. Austin Jackson had a pair of strikeouts, as did Miguel Cabrera. Clete Thomas had two hits and scored two runs.
Tigers 4, Braves 4 (10 innings)
The Tigers and Braves could not settle the decision after nine innings and decided to drop the matter entirely after 10. Typical spring training fair, especially when Detroit had a split squad day. Teams just don't often have the pitching depth available on the road in spring training because managers want to make sure everyone gets their work in.
Getting the start today, Jeremy Bonderman allowed two runs on four hits and two walks. He also walked two, hit a batter and struck out a pair. Bonderman's in-game results are not giving a lot of confidence right now, although it's always hard to get much feel based on a split-squad defense and box score analysis.
Tom Gage of the Detroit News provides the only quote I can find about Bonderman's day:
"Instead of throwing the ball at 96, and blowing it by guys, he has more movement on his pitches now -- and he's just trying to figure out how to use it," catcher Alex Avila said of Bonderman. "I thought he threw the ball well, but he's still trying to find the command."
Reliever Robbie Weinhardt gave up a run in the ninth inning to allow the extra inning. It sounds like the run wasn't really his fault eithe.
At the plate, Alex Avila had a pair of doubles and both Johnny Damon and Jeff Larish homered.
Comment of the night
Tigerdog1 is not impressed by the fact it is the greatest sports weekend of the year.
Buck Fasketball, the Tigers are playing!