Posted March 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
Cole Hamels tuned up for his first opening day start by pitching three scoreless innings for Philadelphia while Justin Verlander worked into the sixth inning Wednesday as the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1. Hamels gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three. He'll start next Monday night at Atlanta. Verlander allowed one earned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings, striking out five and walking one. He'll start Monday at Minnesota. Tigers rookie reliever Bruce Rondon gave up two runs on two hits, two walks and a balk and got just two outs. He entered camp as the favorite to win the closer's job, and has a 5.84 ERA this spring. Ben Revere raised his spring average to .325 with two hits for the Phillies. Torii Hunter doubled and singled for the Tigers.
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