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    Tigers 18, Braves 3

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    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Julio Teheran's spring debut was hardly a breeze.

    Hoping to earn a spot in Atlanta's rotation, Teheran was tagged for six home runs in just two innings and the Detroit Tigers connected nine times overall Sunday in romping past the Braves 18-3.

    With a strong wind blowing out to right field, the Tigers teed off against Teheran and the Braves. Prince Fielder homered and Ryan Raburn hit two shots, including a grand slam.

    "It was a tough day for anyone to pitch," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "With the conditions we had today, I am not about to count anyone out. When the wind is blowing the way it was today, all you are asking for is trouble."

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he could understand what Teheran was going through, too.

    "This was just one of those silly games," he said. "Everything hit into the wind toward right field helped. It was just a freak thing. We just kept hitting everything to right field so that doesn't say anything about (Teheran). I don't like winning games like that."

    The post-1900 record for homers allowed in a major league regular season game, by the way, is six. That's happened eight times, most recently by Tampa Bay's James Shields in 2010 against Toronto, STATS LLC said. Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey also are on the list.

    Teheran allowed only five homers while going 15-3 at Triple-A Gwinnett last season. He had a rougher time in the majors, giving up four homers in 19 2-3 innings.

    With Atlanta ace Tim Hudson out until May with a back injury, there are at least two openings on the Braves' staff and Teheran is near the top of the list to get one.

    Alex Avila's homer helped the Tigers take a four-run lead in the first against Randall Delgado. Teheran took over in the second and Raburn and Brennan Boesch homered.

    In the third, Prince Fielder homered into the wind and Delmon Young followed with another drive Jhonny Peralta and Austin Jackson followed with two more and the Braves led 11-0 after three.

    Fielder said he didn't need any help from the elements.

    "None of my homers are ever wind-aided," he laughed. "They don't have to be."

    Teheran gave up six hits total, all home runs. Gonzalez said pitching coach Roger McDowell will have a talk with Teheran, and that the 21-year-old righty will throw on the side before his next appearance.

    "I just want to see how he will handle things his next time out," Gonzalez said. "His confidence is the last thing I am thinking about right now. He'll be fine."

    Max Scherzer made his spring debut for the Tigers and allowed three hits in two scoreless innings. Closer Jose Valverde pitched a shutout inning.

    NOTES: Tigers star Victor Martinez was in camp for the first time since tearing a knee ligament while doing agility drills in January. He said he was "crushed" by having to miss the season. ACL surgery is scheduled for April 4. ... The Tigers signed utility player Marcus Lemon to a minor league contract. Lemon, 23, is the son of Chet Lemon, who spent nine years with the Tigers as an outfielder. ... Cy Young winner and AL Most Valuable Player Justin Verlander will make his spring debut on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, who had a one-car accident on his way to camp and sustained a mild concussion, has resumed his throwing program. ... Atlanta 1B Freddie Freeman is day-to-day with his injured right kneecap. ... Jair Jurrjens will start for the Braves on Monday against Houston.

     
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    Atlanta Braves
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Tyler Pastornicky, SS4000014 .000
        Andrelton Simmons, SS1000000 .000
    Martin Prado, LF3020000 .333
        Jordan Parraz, LF2011011 .667
    Matt Diaz, RF3000002 .000
        Todd Cunningham, RF2000021 .000
    Stefan Gartrell, DH1100211 .000
       a- Christian Bethancourt, PH-DH1000000 .000
    Ernesto Mejia, 1B4011004 .200
       b- Evan Gattis, PH1000000 .000
    David Ross, C2000110 .000
        Jose Yepez, C2000001 .000
    Brandon Hicks, 3B2000012 .000
        Joe Terdoslavich, 3B21200001.000
    Drew Sutton, 2B3010002 .250
        Josh Wilson, 2B1100102 .000
    Luis Durango, CF3020100 .500
    Totals3739257  
    a-grounded out for Gartrell in the 9th
    b-lined out for Mejia in the 9th
    Batting
    3B - Ernesto Mejia (1, Stohr)
    RBI - Jordan Parraz (1), Ernesto Mejia (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Jordan Parraz (1), Ernesto Mejia (1)
    Team LOB - 14
    Fielding
    DP - Pastornicky-Sutton-Mejia
    E - Tyler Pastornicky (1, Throwing)
    Atlanta Braves
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Randall Delgado (L,0-1) 1244211 36.00
    Julio Teheran 2677116 31.50
    Jairo Asencio 1000010 0.00
    Jason Rice 0.1365311135.00
    J.J. Hoover 1.2100210 0.00
    Jaye Chapman 1111111 9.00
    Sean Gilmartin 1100010 0.00
    WP - Jason Rice (1), J.J. Hoover (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Randall Delgado 20-9, Julio Teheran 33-21, Jairo Asencio 5-5, Jason Rice 24-9, J.J. Hoover 15-7, Jaye Chapman 12-6, Sean Gilmartin 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randall Delgado 1-1, Julio Teheran 1-4, Jairo Asencio 2-0, Jason Rice 1-0, J.J. Hoover 2-1, Jaye Chapman 1-1, Sean Gilmartin 1-1
    Batters Faced - Randall Delgado 7, Julio Teheran 13, Jairo Asencio 3, Jason Rice 8, J.J. Hoover 7, Jaye Chapman 5, Sean Gilmartin 4
    Detroit Tigers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Austin Jackson, CF2211100 .400
        Clete Thomas, CF3000022 .167
    Brennan Boesch, RF3222000 .333
        Avisail Garcia, RF3110002 .333
    Miguel Cabrera, 3B3000011 .000
        Danny Worth, 3B12111001.000
    Prince Fielder, 1B2211100 .750
        Don Kelly, 1B2010000 .500
    Delmon Young, LF2112000 .500
        Justin Henry, LF0000200 .000
    Alex Avila, C13122001.000
       a- Bryan Holaday, PH-C1001111 .000
    Jhonny Peralta, SS2112010 .400
        Ramon Santiago, SS2100001 .000
        Argenis Diaz, SS1000001 .000
    Andy Dirks, DH2100110 .000
       b- Curt Casali, PH-DH2000010 .000
    Ryan Raburn, 2B3225000 .667
        Brandon Inge, 2B2020000 .500
    Totals3718141797  
    a-walked for Avila in the 5th
    b-struck out for Dirks in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Brennan Boesch (1, Delgado), Brandon Inge 2 (2, Hoover, Gilmartin)
    HR - Austin Jackson (1, Teheran), Brennan Boesch (1, Teheran), Danny Worth (1, Chapman), Prince Fielder (1, Teheran), Delmon Young (1, Teheran), Alex Avila (1, Delgado), Jhonny Peralta (1, Teheran), Ryan Raburn 2 (2, Teheran, Rice)
    SF - Delmon Young (1)
    RBI - Austin Jackson (1), Brennan Boesch 2 (2), Danny Worth (1), Prince Fielder (1), Delmon Young 2 (2), Alex Avila 2 (2), Bryan Holaday (1), Jhonny Peralta 2 (2), Ryan Raburn 5 (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Austin Jackson (1), Brennan Boesch (1), Alex Avila 2 (2)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Worth-Inge-Kelly
    E - Miguel Cabrera (1, Misplayed grounder), Argenis Diaz (1, Misplayed grounder), Avisail Garcia (1, Dropped line drive)
    Detroit Tigers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Max Scherzer (W,1-0) 2300120 0.00
    Duane Below (H,1) 2200010 0.00
    Tyler Stohr (H,1) 1111210 9.00
    Jose Valverde (H,1) 1000010 0.00
    Octavio Dotel (H,1) 1000010 0.00
    Darin Downs (H,1) 1222210 18.00
    Matt Hoffman 1100000 0.00
    HBP - Hicks (by Max Scherzer), Gartrell (by Octavio Dotel)
    WP - Darin Downs (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Max Scherzer 18-12, Duane Below 11-11, Tyler Stohr 14-6, Jose Valverde 6-6, Octavio Dotel 6-5, Darin Downs 14-6, Matt Hoffman 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Max Scherzer 1-2, Duane Below 2-4, Jose Valverde 2-1, Octavio Dotel 1-1, Darin Downs 1-0, Matt Hoffman 3-1
    Batters Faced - Max Scherzer 10, Duane Below 9, Tyler Stohr 6, Jose Valverde 4, Octavio Dotel 4, Darin Downs 6, Matt Hoffman 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 7757
    Game Time - 3:28
    Temperature - 60
    Umpires - Home - Mark Wegner, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Lance Barksdale