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Casper Wells stars, Tigers split squads split

Tigers 9, Orioles 1

Casper Wells was the story in Sarasota, as he went 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles in four at-bats. Miguel Cabrera wasn't far behind, going 3-for-4 with a double himself. And hey, even Cale Iorg had a pair of doubles. Danny Worth and Ryan Raburn also had two hits apiece.

Starting for the Tigers, Adam Wilk allowed one hit and struck out one in three innings. But the highlight might have been Charles Furbush, who struck out five during the next three innings while giving up a solo home run.

Astros 3, Tigers 1

Max Scherzer stumbled a bit against the Astros, not even making it out of the fourth inning rather than the anticipated five or so he'd go. He gave up five hits and walked three in 3 1/3 innings. That accounted for the only two runs the Astros would need. Scherzer did, however, strike out four.

Jose Ortega gave up a solo home run for the third Astros run. Relievers Duane Below, Fu-Te Ni and Brad Thomas all had scoreless appearances.

At the plate, a solo shot by Magglio Ordonez accounted for the only run. Andy Dirks went 1-for-4, dropping his spring average to .417.