The race for second base does not hinge on any specific run of success by any specific candidate. Nonetheless, Scott Sizemore has stated a case in recent days. After hitting a solo home run to lead off the seventh, Sizemore now leads the Tigers with nine RBI during the exhibition season. He finished the day with two hits.
Brad Penny started the game for the TIgers, going
four five innings and allowing two runs (one earned). He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out one.
Daniel Schlereth's return to the mound was maybe the biggest pitching story of the day. He had a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout to immediately place himself back in the favorite's role to win a position in the bullpen.
Ryan Strieby drove in the game-winning run with two outs in the eighth inning with a grounder to third base. Jhonny Peralta had two hits.
The Tigers have won the (Grapefruit League) season series with the heated rival Blue Jays! OK, this was guaranteed as far back as March 1 when the Tigers won a third game in four days.