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|New York Mets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||3|
|WP: Rick Porcello (2 - 0)
LP: Johan Santana (0 - 1)
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Rick Porcello tossed four scoreless innings, and four relievers combined to keep the shutout as the Tigers beat the Mets, 9-0.
Porcello allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four. Luis Marte followed on the mound, going two innings while allowing just a hit. Brayan Villarreal and Chris Bootcheck also added shutout innings, as all three relievers kept their spring ERA a perfect 0.00. Octavio Dotel also threw an inning.
At the plate, we saw both Delmon Young and Andy Dirks have two-hit games. Young had a pair of RBI. Clete Thomas had a triple.