LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Penny made his Tigers debut with two scoreless innings as the Tigers and Blue Jays traded zeroes on the scoreboard until Victor Martinez's sixth-inning sacrifice fly sent Detroit towards a 1-0 win Sunday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.
The second matchup in as many afternoons between the two squads saw another pitching duel. Penny, signed as a free agent in January, allowed a lone single over two innings, with four groundouts, an infield popup and a strikeout. Jays starter Marc Rzepcynski kept pace with two perfect innings and two strikeouts in his spring debut.
Detroit's Max Scherzer and Toronto's Jesse Litsch followed with two scoreless innings of their own before the Tigers broke the deadlock in Henderson Alvarez's second inning of work. After Andy Dirks' leadoff single in the sixth, an errant throw from Jose Molina turned Will Rhymes' sacrifice attempt into runners at the corners and nobody out.
Martinez -- batting second in the lineup to get an extra plate appearance before leaving the game -- came through with his first RBI in a Detroit uniform by lofting a high fly ball to left. Dirks scored easily.
2010 Spring Training - Detroit Tigers
News & Features
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Spring Training Info
Up next: Miguel Cabrera will make his Spring Training debut when the Tigers host the Yankees in a 1:05 p.m. ET matchup at Joker Marchant Stadium on Monday. Justin Verlander will make his Spring Training debut against the same club he'll face on Opening Day. Rick Porcello, Ryan Perry, Daniel Schlereth and Charlie Furbush are also slated to pitch for Detroit. CC Sabathia is the scheduled starter for New York.