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Twilight in Lakeland, and the Tigers are thumping: Detroit 6, Washington 2

Final - 3.23.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington Nationals 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
Detroit Tigers 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 X 6 15 1
WP: Max Scherzer (1 - 1)
LP: Scott Olsen (0 - 2)

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Well, someone's got to thump the Nationals -- also acceptable "thwack," "throttle" and "Tyson knock out." -- so why not the Tigers?

Detroit starter Max Scherzer continued his spring training turnaround that started his last appearance. With a five-inning, four-strikeout, one-run appearance tonight, he has put together consecutive games totaling nine innings and nine strikeouts with just one run allowed.

Meanwhile the Tigers erupted with power. Brandon Inge and Gerald Laird -- make that designated hitter Gerald Laird?! What's next, DH Adam Everett? -- hit a pair of fifth-inning home runs to completely break open the game. Austin Jackson and Alex Avila both had a pair of doubles, too.

As exciting, Jackson and Johnny Damon had their second double-steal of the spring session as well. They make the top of the lineup appear as if it will be pretty fun. Jackson also had a bunt single.

Comment of the Night

I'm not sure what this had to do with the game -- other than its 6 p.m. start left the team playing at dusk -- but sometimes BYB is a democracy, and it got 3 recs. So why not?

"Twilight in Lakeland"

I think that should be the title of Dontrelle’s memoirs

Next game:

Detroit is off Wednesday, but Rick Porcello will pitch in a camp game. Jeremy Bonderman is scheduled to pitch Thursday.