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Philadelphia (0-2)000100000151

Tigers 10, Phillies 1

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera already looks ready for opening day. Jonathan Papelbon seems to still have some work ahead.

Cabrera hit a booming, three-run homer off Papelbon as the Detroit Tigers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-1 Monday.

The AL MVP and Triple Crown winner went 1 for 2 with a walk. He's hit two home runs this spring.

"It's nice to hit that one so early," Cabrera said. "It makes you feel good. It makes you feel everything's working good."

Papelbon, meanwhile, struggled to get anyone out in his first action of the spring. The five-time All-Star closer faced nine batters in the fifth inning and retired just two before being removed from the game.

"Papelbon got a nice little ERA today," manager Charlie Manuel said. "I'm not worried about Papelbon."

Papelbon's path to an 81.00 ERA began when Jeff Kobernus led off with a single and Nick Castellanos followed with a home run for a 2-1 lead. Three of the next four batters reached, on a walk and two singles.

With Detroit ahead 3-1, Cabrera hit a drive that cleared the Phillies' bullpen beyond the left-field fence.

"With a runner in scoring position with one out, I try to hit the ball in the gap, I try not to kill the inning with a ground-ball double play right there," Cabrera said. "It was like my goal to try to elevate the ball, try to hit the gap."

Two batters after serving up the homer, Papelbon was pulled.

He gave up six runs on five hits and two walks. Papelbon also struck out two.

"I felt good," said Papelbon, who wasn't worried about the results. "I'm more concerned about repeating my delivery, throwing the ball out front. That's really it for me. Everything else kind of falls by the wayside and will come as spring goes on."

While Papelbon shook off a rough outing, Cliff Lee looked in midseason form in his own spring debut.

Lee, a former Cy Young Award winner and three-time All-Star, pitched two hitless innings. He had only one blemish, a walk to Cabrera with two outs in the first inning.

Lee got called third strikes on each of the last two hitters he faced.

"I was just out there getting some reps and trying to work on locating pitches," he said.

NOTES: Philadelphia 1B Ryan Howard went 2 for 2 with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. All three of his at-bats came against left-handers - Howard hit just .173 against lefties last year. ... Phillies RHP Mike Stutes made his first appearance in a game since last April; he missed the majority of the 2012 season recovering from shoulder surgery. Stutes faced six batters in the sixth inning, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks. ... RHP Tyler Cloyd, who made six starts for the Phillies in September, pitched two hitless innings in relief of Lee. Cloyd walked one and struck out one. ... Phils RHP Kyle Kendrick will make his spring debut on Tuesday in Clearwater against the New York Yankees. ... Detroit OF Andy Dirks was available but manager Jim Leyland decided not to rush him back into action. Dirks was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup with a minor side strain. Dirks could return to the lineup on Tuesday, when the Tigers travel to Kissimmee to play the Houston Astros. ... Detroit LHP Darin Downs struck out three of the seven batters he faced in two innings. ... Tigers RHP Doug Fister will make his first start of the spring on Tuesday.

 
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Players of the Game
Detroit

N. Castellanos
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Philadelphia

R. Howard
AB 2
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Detroit Tigers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Austin Jackson, CF2110100 .286
    Daniel Fields, CF1100111 .000
Torii Hunter, RF3111001 .222
    Tyler Collins, RF2012011 .667
Miguel Cabrera, 3B2113100 .182
    Kevin Russo, 3B2111001 .667
Victor Martinez, 1B3000011 .400
    Don Kelly, 1B2000000 .250
Omar Infante, 2B2000100 .250
    Argenis Diaz, PR-2B2000010 .000
Jeff Kobernus, DH4110011 .222
   a- James McCann, PH-DH1000000 .000
Nick Castellanos, LF4222110 .400
Alex Avila, C1100110 .250
    Curt Casali, C3110003 .333
Danny Worth, SS3000012 .000
    Dixon Machado, SS1011000 .333
Totals3810101068  
a-grounded out for Kobernus in the 9th
Batting
2B - Curt Casali (1, Valdes), Dixon Machado (1, Valdes)
3B - Tyler Collins (2, Stutes)
HR - Miguel Cabrera (2, Papelbon), Kevin Russo (1, Valdes), Nick Castellanos (1, Papelbon)
RBI - Torii Hunter (1), Tyler Collins 2 (2), Miguel Cabrera 3 (4), Kevin Russo (1), Nick Castellanos 2 (2), Dixon Machado (1)
2-OUT RBI - Tyler Collins 2 (2)
SB - Austin Jackson (1, 2nd base off Cloyd/Kratz)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Cabrera-Infante-Martinez, Infante-Worth-Martinez, Diaz-Machado-Kelly
Detroit Tigers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drew Smyly 2100000 0.00
Casey Crosby (W,1-0) 2111200 4.50
Trevor Bell (H,1) 1000010 0.00
Darin Downs (H,1) 2100030 0.00
Kenny Faulk (H,2) 1100100 0.00
Luis Marte 1100010 0.00
HBP - Ruf (by Casey Crosby)
Pitches-Strikes - Drew Smyly 6-6, Casey Crosby 15-6, Trevor Bell 5-5, Darin Downs 13-13, Kenny Faulk 8-4, Luis Marte 5-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Drew Smyly 3-2, Casey Crosby 2-3, Darin Downs 1-2, Kenny Faulk 1-2, Luis Marte 1-0
Batters Faced - Drew Smyly 6, Casey Crosby 9, Trevor Bell 3, Darin Downs 7, Kenny Faulk 5, Luis Marte 3
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS3110000 .500
    Freddy Galvis, SS1010000 .500
Chase Utley, 2B1000100 .333
    Kevin Frandsen, 2B2000011 .333
Michael Young, 3B2000100 .000
    Cody Asche, 3B1000002 .000
Ryan Howard, 1B2021000 .500
    Josh Fields, 1B1010000 .333
Darin Ruf, LF2000012 .000
    Jermaine Mitchell, LF1000011 .333
Carlos Ruiz, DH3000002 .200
   a- Laynce Nix, PH-DH1000001 .500
John Mayberry Jr., RF2000000 .000
    Domonic Brown, RF1000011 .400
Erik Kratz, C2000000 .000
    Humberto Quintero, C1000000 .000
Michael Martinez, CF2000010 .000
    Ender Inciarte, CF00001001.000
Totals2815135  
a-grounded into a double play for Ruiz in the 9th
Batting
SF - Ryan Howard (1)
RBI - Ryan Howard (2)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Cody Asche (1, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cliff Lee 2000120 0.00
Tyler Cloyd 2000110 0.00
Jonathan Papelbon (BS,1; L,0-1) 0.2566222 81.00
Kyle Simon 0.1000000 0.00
Michael Stutes 1122200 18.00
Phillippe Aumont 1000010 0.00
Raul Valdes 2422021 9.00
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 14-10, Tyler Cloyd 13-8, Jonathan Papelbon 22-13, Kyle Simon 1-1, Michael Stutes 12-4, Phillippe Aumont 5-5, Raul Valdes 16-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 3-1, Tyler Cloyd 5-0, Kyle Simon 1-0, Phillippe Aumont 1-1, Raul Valdes 1-4
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 7, Tyler Cloyd 7, Jonathan Papelbon 9, Kyle Simon 1, Michael Stutes 6, Phillippe Aumont 3, Raul Valdes 11
Game Information
Attendance - 6061
Game Time - 2:43
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Victor Carapazza