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Pelfrey Goes 5 Scoreless Innings As Tigers Beat Cards 5-4

JEFF BERLINICKE, Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit his third homer of the spring and Mike Pelfrey pitched five scoreless innings for the second straight time to lead the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Thursday.

JaCoby Jones and Nate Schierholtz also homered for the Tigers.

Pelfrey struck out three and allowed three hits in his fourth start of the spring. He lowered his ERA to 1.17. Bruce Rondon, hoping to be the setup pitcher to Francisco Rodriguez in the Tigers' bullpen, pitched a scoreless inning and saw his spring ERA drop to 8.53.

Carlos Martinez started for the Cardinals and went 2 2-3 innings, allowing two runs and the Cabrera homer.

Jeremy Hazelbaker had a three-run homer for the Cardinals.

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