Hou 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5
Det 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 8
Date of game: 3/4/2013

Recap: Detroit vs. Houston

Lakeland, FL (Sports Network) - Rick Porcello fanned six over four shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Houston Astros, 8-5, in spring training action.

Alex Avila drove in three runs and Torii Hunter went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Tigers. Danny Worth, Kevin Russo, Brayan Pena and Matt Tuiasosopo each drove in a run in the win.

Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer for the Astros, while Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Jonathan Villar drove in a run apiece. Starter Jarred Cosart allowed three runs on four hits and walked four over two innings.

Game Notes

Orioles' Matusz ejected for substance on arm

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz became the second major league pitcher in three days to be ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his arm.

Hawks' Korver out for postseason

If the Atlanta Hawks are going to erase a 2-0 deficit in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they will have to do it without one of the NBA's best shooters.

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