Cueto, Dunn lead Reds over Tigers
Starter fans four in four innings, left-fielder goes deep in win
Reds 5 Tigers 3
at Sarasota, Fla.
March 17, 2008
Reds at the plate: Ken Griffey Jr. hit an RBI single in the first inning, Adam Dunn lifted a home run over the right-field fence to lead off the fourth and Jerry Gil hit an RBI double in the seventh. Gil would go on to score on an error. In the eighth, Ryan Freel added an RBI single.Tigers at the plate: During a two-run first inning, Miguel Cabrera walked with the bases loaded, and another run scored on Jacque Jones' groundout. In the eighth, Carlos Guillen doubled and then scored on Cabrera's single. Reds on the mound: Starter Johnny Cueto gave up two earned runs and two hits over four innings, walking three and striking out four. Josh Roenicke worked a scoreless fifth inning, despite giving up a pair of two-out walks and a single that loaded the bases. David Weathers pitched one perfect inning before giving way to Francisco Cordero, who gave up one earned run on four hits and striking out two in two innings. Tigers on the mound: Starting pitcher Kenny Rogers went five innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout. Denny Bautista pitched a scoreless sixth, giving up one hit and striking out one. Todd Jones worked one inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits, a walk and a stikeout. Grapefruit League records: Reds (11-10-1), Tigers (11-9) Up next for the Reds: The Reds remain in Sarasota on Tuesday for a 1:05 p.m. ET game vs. the Pirates. Josh Fogg is scheduled to start for Cincinnati. Brad Salmon, Mike Lincoln, Marcus McBeth and Bill Bray will also be available to pitch. Up next for the Tigers: The Tigers make their only ESPN appearance of the spring on Tuesday, when they host the Nationals in a 1:05 p.m. game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Jeremy Bonderman will make his fifth start of the spring, against Washington's Tim Redding.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.