The Detroit Tigers’ bats continued to sizzle and the pitching matched suit this afternoon against the Houston Astros, with a final score of 14-3. The Tig’s started off the game with a bang, racking up eight hits and six runs in the first inning. In fact, the only Tigers’ batter not to get a hit in that revolving door first was Miguel Cabrera, though he remedied that in his next at bat. Max Scherzer was on the mound and performed well, getting himself into a jam by giving up hits to the first three batters of the second, but then retiring the side on strike outs in true Max Scherzer form. He pitched four and two thirds innings, gave up three earned runs on five hits, and struck out six total.
Other Notable Performances:
- Ian Kinsler went three for three, including his first two home runs of the season, he knocked in four runs.
- Nick Castellanos added to his Grapefruit League leading RBI tally with one today for 15 total.
- Torii Hunter followed his four for four outing yesterday by going two for three and racking up three RBI.
- Danny Worth had his best day of the Spring, going three for four with a triple and three RBI.
- Tyler Collins went three for five, including a hard hit homer against the wind.
- Lefty Blaine Hardy relieved Scherzer with two down in the fifth and gave up a walk but struck out two.
- Luke Putkonen pitched a one-two-three ninth to retire the Astros.