- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 15, 2009

VIERA, FLA. (AP) - Alfredo Figaro combined with five relievers on a seven-hitter and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 on Sunday.

Figaro allowed two hits, struck out one and walked none in three innings. Fernando Rodney and Juan Rincon each worked a hitless frame before Casey Fien got six outs. Clay Rapada pitched the eighth and Scott Williamson finished.

Collin Balester tossed three scoreless innings for the Nationals. He allowed two hits, walked three and struck out one.

Washington’s Anderson Hernandez went 2-for-2.

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