The Detroit Tigers followed up yesterday's exhibition win over Florida Southern with a 4-0 victory today over the Toronto Blue Jays in their Grapefruit League opener. The game was played Dunedin, Florida, at the Blue Jays' spring training facility in front of a crowd of nearly 4,000 people.
Phil Coke got the win for the Tigers, pitching two innings and allowing only one hit. Duane Below picked up the hold for the Tigers, also going two innings. The other pitchers that played for the Tigers were Al Alburquerque, Brad Thomas, Brendan Wise, John Bale and Robbie Weinhardt. They all pitched one inning.
The Tigers' four runs came from Scott Sizemore, Ryan Strieby and Casper Wells. Sizemore had a pair of RBI and Strieby and Wells each had one.
The Tigers' next spring training game will take place in Lakeland on Sunday against the Blue Jays. On Monday, Detroit will take on the New York Yankees in Lakeland.