With the 2011 baseball regular season set to get underway for the Detroit Tigers shortly, now is the time to take one last look back at what happened during spring training.
The Tigers finished with a 20-14 record during the spring. That tied them with the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins for the most wins in the American League. The Royals only had 10 losses and the Twins only had 12 losses, though.
Detroit's leaders in home runs this spring were Brennan Boesch, Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Raburn. Each had four homers, and these three players also made up the top three in RBI for the Tigers during the spring. Cabrera led the way with 16 RBI, and Raburn and Boesch had 12 and 10, respectively. Victor Martinez and Scott Sizemore each had 10 RBI as well.
For the Tigers' pitchers, Justin Verlander had the most innings with 28.0 and had a ridiculous 0.96 ERA. He gave up only three earned runs and one homer all spring and finished with a 3-0 record. As you might expect, Verlander led the team in strikeouts as well, finishing with 23 total.
Since SB Nation Detroit didn't produce any recaps for the Tigers beyond March 6, you can find a list of their scores from March 7 to March 29 (the final day of spring training for Detroit) below.
March 7 - at Mets, W 2-1
March 8 - vs. Marlins, L 9-5
March 9 - vs. Phillies, L 5-3
March 10 - at Marlins (SS), W 6-1
March 11 - at Cardinals, W 7-4
March 12 - vs. Blue Jays (SS), W 4-3
March 13 - at Orioles (SS), Won 9-1
March 13 - vs. Astros (SS), L 3-1
March 14 - at Nationals, W 4-2
March 15 - vs. Red Sox, L 2-1
March 16 - vs. Cardinals, L 9-4
March 17 - vs. Twins, W 4-3
March 18 - at Red Sox (SS), W 8-3
March 19 - vs. Braves (SS), W 2-1
March 20 - at Nationals, W 6-1
March 21 - at Astros, W 9-1
March 22 - vs. Mets, L 7-4
March 24 - vs. Nationals, L 5-2
March 25 (SS) - at Braves, L 5-3
March 26 - vs. Phillies (SS), W 3-1
March 27 - at Astros, W 8-4
March 28 - at Orioles, W 14-9
March 29 - at Yankees, L 2-1