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Pudge, Cabrera power Tigers to win

Pudge, Cabrera power Tigers to win

at Viera, Fla.
Monday, March 10

Tigers at the plate: Ivan Rodriguez led off the game with a home run, while Miguel Cabrera connected with a solo shot in the fourth inning. Cabrera ended up going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the game. Joe Bowen drove in the game-winning run with a single to left in the top of the ninth inning off Chris Schroder.

Nationals at the plate: Matt Whitney hit a three-run homer against right-hander Zach Miner in the eighth inning. Lastings Milledge was the only member of the Nationals to collect at least two hits in Monday's game.

Tigers on the mound: Right-handers Justin Verlander and Armando Galarraga pitched a combined six shutout innings.

Nationals on the mound: Left-hander John Lannan pitched 3 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on five hits. Right-hander Tyler Clippard pitched 3 1/3 innings without giving up a run.

Grapefruit League records: Tigers 8-5-1, Nationals 6-7-1.

Up next: The Tigers have their second split-squad day of the spring Tuesday. Dontrelle Willis will make his third start of the spring when Detroit hosts Cincinnati at Joker Marchant Stadium. Elsewhere, Yorman Bazardo will make the start and Rick Porcello will pitch in relief in a road matchup with the Indians at Winter Haven, Fla. Both games start at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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