The Detroit Tigers are off to a 3-0 start in spring training after beating the New York Yankees on Monday. Detroit topped New York by a score of 6-2, running their winning streak to three games after sweeping the Blue Jays over the weekend.
Justin Verlander got the start for the Tigers and pitched two innings of scoreless baseball. Rick Porcello came in next and pitched two innings, also not allowing any runs. Charlie Furbush was the next Tigers pitcher to come in and go two innings, and he allowed two runs while in the game. Ryan Perry picked up the win after pitching one inning, and Chris Oxspring recorded the save.
Daniel Schlereth got the hold for the Tigers before leaving the game with a hamstring injury. Jim Leyland said that he "would think" Schlereth will be out for some time based on how much he was hurting, but Schlereth said he will be fine.
The Tigers' six runs came off the bats off Andy Dirks, Ryan Strieby, Danny Worth, Scott Sizemore and Cale Iorg. Strieby had two RBI, bringing his spring training total to three in three games. Iorg had a home run in the eighth inning, his first of the spring.
Miguel Cabrera made his spring training in-game debut by going 0-for-2. He was walked once and pulled from the game after his third at-bat.
On Tuesday, the Tigers will split up the team and play games against the Phillies and Blue Jays. Both matchups will begin at 1:05 p.m., and the game against the Phillies will be broadcast by MLB Network on tape delay.