- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2011

VIERA, Fla. | Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer and Magglio Ordonez added two hits, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Monday.

It was the first home run of the spring for Martinez, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Tigers in the offseason.

Detroit starter Rick Porcello bounced back from his only shaky outing of the spring, allowing one run and five hits while striking out three in 4 2-3 innings.

Washington starter Jason Marquis also had a good day, striking out four while allowing three hits and one run over five innings.

Brennan Boesch had two hits and an RBI for Detroit.

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had three hits and an RBI.




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