Spring Training: Phillies 4, Tigers 3
March 19, 2012
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On the day Freddy Galvis was named the starting second baseman on Opening Day, he did not disappoint.
The top infield prospect for the Phillies bumped his spring average up to .282 with his two-run, game-tying triple in the 5th inning as well as scoring the go-ahead run in the Phillies 4-3 win on Monday.
The Phillies were trailing 3-0 heading into the 5th inning and they put a four-spot on the board and held on to beat the Tigers in Clearwater.
Scott Elarton got the start, allowing all three of the Tigers runs in 2 1/2 innings of work. As Opening Day is around the corner, he needs to impress someone to have a shot at cracking the roster as a reliever with Jose Contreras apparently not ready.
Joe Savery was really good in his two innings, allowing a double and striking out three.
CABRERA INJURED — It was a frightening scene in Clearwater for the Detroit Tigers. Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera took a groundball near the right eye.
Hit off the bat of Hunter Pence, the grounder took a bad hop and caught Cabrera on the sunglasses, which appeared to cut him under the eye, who fell to the ground bleeding. He left the game and was taken to the hospital for stitches and a precautionary X-ray.
Video on ESPN.