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Victor Martinez homers, Tigers win 4-2

Victor Martinez hit his first spring training home run, Rick Porcello nearly went five innings and the Tigers beat the host Nationals 4-2. Brennan Boesch and Magglio Ordonez added two hits apiece, and Cale Iorg doubled.


Porcello went 4 2/3 before leaving the game due to pitch count and a comebacker dinging him. He struck out three and allowed a run on five hits and a walk. A lot of regular relievers saw time: Joquin Benoit, Jose Valverde Daniel Schlereth and Ryan Perry. Apparently Perry struggled. Matthew Mowery tweeted Perry threw just two strikes in the first 10 pitches. He gave up a run on two walks and a hit.