VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Washington right-hander Edwin Jackson struggled through three-plus innings Tuesday, and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Nationals 6-3.
Jackson allowed four runs, two earned, while giving up five hits, walking two and striking out two in 3 1-3 innings. The two-run homer he gave up in the first inning to Detroit's Ryan Rayburn came with two outs, one batter after left fielder Jason Michaels dropped a fly ball for an error.
Detroit starter Duane Below walked three batters in 2 2-3 innings but allowed only one run on four hits.
Rayburn finished with two hits. Washington's Jayson Werth hit his second home run of the spring, a solo shot in the sixth inning.