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

Florida State still atop latest AP poll

Florida State's narrow win over Boston College on Saturday cost the Seminoles some cushion, though the defending national champions still reside in the top spot of the latest Associated Press college football poll.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Broncos' Julius Thomas inactive

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will not play in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins due to a sprained left ankle he sustained in the team's 22-7 loss at St. Louis last Sunday.

Indians acquire Brewer from D-backs

The Cleveland Indians acquired right- handed pitcher Charles Brewer from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday for cash considerations.

Oilers' Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.

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