A scoreless 3 1/3 innings from Brad Penny, another double and triple by Andy Dirks, and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Monday in Port St. Lucie. Penny struck out four and allowed three hits. Victor Martinez drove in both Tigers' runs.
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Pitching in relief, Fu-Te Ni walked two and allowed a hit and a run. Al Alburquerque bounced back from his last showing for a 1-2-3 inning.
At the plate, Jhonny Peralta also had two hits for Detroit.