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Detroit Tigers scoring plenty of runs through 1 week of spring training

Spring training stats don't matter, but here are some anyway.

Defense!
Defense!
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Before you even ask, this post is not an attempt at analyzing Anthony Gose's 14 spring training at-bats. Nor will it try to predict which seven relievers the Tigers take north with them for Opening Day. Most of all, it will not be giving any credence to Brad Ausmus' panic-attack-inducing-if-these-games-counted lineup construction through the first eight games of the 2015 season. We're just recapping the first week of spring training action with a couple of big stats tables for you to chew on.

There, that's better.

The Tigers have played eight games so far this spring -- seven against major league competition -- and have won five of them. They have scored 67 runs in those eight games, an average of 8.4 per game. They have 13 players hitting .300 or better, though none of them even have 15 at-bats yet. Anthony Gose is a blazing 8-for-14 with a double and a triple, three stolen bases, and eight runs scored. Ian Kinsler has two doubles and a home run. Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam, and Nick Castellanos, Jason Krizan, Aaron Westlake, and Daniel Fields have also hit home runs.

Note: tables will be limited to players expected to contribute at the major league level (and Steven Moya). If you want to see what Jefry Marte or Xavier Avery are doing, click here.

Player AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB/CS BA OBP SLG
Anthony Gose 14 6 8 1 0 4 2 4 3/0 .571 .625 .786
Hernan Perez 14 1 4 0 0 3 1 3 0/1 .286 .333 .286
Rajai Davis 13 2 2 0 0 3 2 3 1/0 .154 .267 .154
Nick Castellanos 12 4 4 1 1 4 1 1 0/0 .333 .429 .667
Yoenis Cespedes 12 4 3 1 1 5 1 1 1/0 .250 .308 .583
James McCann 12 1 4 0 0 1 0 2 0/0 .333 .333 .333
J.D. Martinez 11 5 5 0 0 2 2 2 0/0 .455 .538 .455
Andrew Romine 10 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 0/1 .100 .182 .100
Ian Kinsler 9 4 4 2 1 5 3 1 0/0 .444 .615 1.000
Steven Moya 9 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0/0 .222 .222 .333
Tyler Collins 7 4 2 2 0 3 4 1 0/0 .286 .545 .571
Alex Avila 6 4 2 1 0 1 3 3 0/0 .333 .600 .500
Bryan Holaday 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0/0 .400 .333 .400
Jose Iglesias 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1/0 .250 .250 .250

On the other side of the ball, Tigers pitchers have allowed 43 runs in their eight spring training games. Fourteen of those 43 runs came in one game, a loss to the Houston Astros on Sunday. Four of the Tigers' five starting pitchers opened their years with scoreless innings, and three of them -- David Price, Justin Verlander, and Alfredo Simon -- have ERAs of 0.00. The bullpen has been shaky at times, but players like Rafael Dolis and Jose Valdez have been fairly impressive. Others, such as Joba Chamberlain, Buck Farmer, and fifth starter Shane Greene, have not.

Player IP ERA WHIP SO BB HR AVG
Anibal Sanchez 4.1 4.15 1.38 3 1 1 .278
Shane Greene 2.0 13.50 3.00 2 0 0 .545
Kyle Lobstein 3.0 3.00 2.00 3 4 0 .200
David Price 2.0 0.00 0.50 2 1 0 .000
Alfredo Simon 2.0 0.00 0.00 1 0 0 .000
Justin Verlander 2.0 0.00 1.50 2 2 0 .143
Alberto Cabrera 4.0 6.75 1.75 3 5 0 .167
Rafael Dolis 3.0 0.00 0.33 1 1 0 .000
Tom Gorzelanny 3.0 12.00 2.67 2 4 0 .308
Ian Krol 3.0 6.00 2.00 3 1 0 .385
Joe Nathan 3.0 0.00 0.67 2 0 0 .182
Kyle Ryan 3.0 0.00 1.00 1 2 0 .100
Jose Valdez 3.0 3.00 1.00 3 1 1 2.00
Drew VerHagen 3.0 6.00 1.33 4 2 0 .182
Alex Wilson 3.0 12.00 2.67 0 2 0 .462
Josh Zeid 3.0 3.00 2.33 1 2 0 .417
Blaine Hardy 2.2 10.12 1.50 1 0 0 .333
Al Alburquerque 2.0 9.00 2.00 2 1 0 .300
Buck Farmer 2.0 13.50 2.00 2 1 1 .333
Tim Melville 2.0 4.50 1.00 0 0 0 .286
Angel Nesbitt 2.0 4.50 1.00 1 0 0 .250
Luke Putkonen 1.2 16.20 3.60 0 3 0 .500
Joba Chamberlain 1.0 18.00 4.00 0 1 0 .750
Omar Duran 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 0 .333
Joakim Soria 1.0 0.00 3.00 1 2 0 .250
Joe Mantiply 0.1 27.00 3.00 0 0 1 .500

The Tigers are back in action this afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies. Today's game will be broadcast on MLB Network.