Published March 20, 2011
VIERA, Fla. – Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings, leading Detroit past the Washington Nationals 6-1 Sunday in a game in which Magglio Ordonez was scratched from the Tigers' lineup because of a sore left hamstring.
Verlander allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked one.
Kelly, who had two hits, replaced Ordonez in the lineup.
The Nationals made four errors and lost their seventh consecutive game.