At George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.
What happened: The Tigers lost to the Yankees, 3-1. … There were no injuries. …. Miguel Cabrera made his spring training debut, going 1-for-2 with a single. … Chad Huffman drove in the Tigers’ only run with an RBI single in the top of the first inning. … Left-hander Ryan Carpenter started and threw two scoreless innings. … In his debut game in a Yankees uniform, outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-1 with a walk.
Starting off:Carpenter, a minor-league signee likely ticketed to Triple-A Toledo to begin the season, allowed one hit, walked one and struck out three. He threw 20-plus pitches in the first inning but was much more efficient in the second.
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At the plate: Center fielder Leonys Martin opened the game with a single and scored. … Victor Reyes, the Tigers’ Rule 5 draft pick-up from the Diamondbacks, recorded an opposite-field single. Reyes has shown good opposite-field ability this spring. … Mike Gerber, who a veteran scout in attendance said improved markedly at the plate last season, hit a double.
On the mound: Johnny Barbato and Gerson Moreno each pitched an inning and walked two batters. … Warwick Saupold, thought to be a strong candidate for a bullpen spot, allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning. … Prospect left-hander Austin Sodders allowed three runs on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the sixth inning.
In the field: Reyes showed he can cover some ground in right field, too, catching up with a long fly ball to the warning track.
Overseen:The Tigers and Yankees wore Stoneman-Douglas High School hats in honor of the victims of the tragic school shooting on Feb. 14.
Three stars: 1. Carpenter; 2. Martin; 3. Reyes
Up next: Saturday against the Blue Jays in Lakeland.
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