Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Date of game: 2/22/2013

Recap: Atlanta vs. Detroit

Lake Buena Vista, FL (Sports Network) - Jeff Kobernus and Hernan Perez each drove in a run during the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, in the spring training opener for both teams.

Rick Porcello started and pitched two innings for the Tigers, who did not allow a run over the first eight innings. Jose Alvarez locked down the save after surrendering a leadoff, ninth inning homer to Atlanta's Joey Terdoslavich.

Tim Hudson got the start for the Braves and also threw for two innings. He did not allow a hit and neither did the five pitchers who succeeded him. Ryan Butcher took the loss after surrendering three hits and two runs in the eighth.

Game Notes

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Cavs' Irving questionable for Game 2

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Top Shelf: Babcock takes on biggest challenge yet

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