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Porcello roughed up in third spring appearance

After all the talk about what a hot start the Tigers pitching had the first 10 days of the season, the other shoe seems to be dropping. Not that it matters, this being spring training after all. Rick Porcello gave up four runs in the second inning and six hits in three innings on the mound to take the loss. Ben Guez had a double and Andy Dirks -- who else? -- had two hits and a walk to pace the offense.


The Tigers had several relief pitchers who'll be on the big league team pitch scoreless innings: Jose Valverde, Brad Thomas, Ryan Perry. Adam Wilk also had a scoreless appearance. Duane Below allowed a run.

In former Tiger news, Jeff Larish was the one to hit a home run off Below.