Published March 24, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Doug Fister pitched into the fifth inning and Austin Jackson had two extra-base hits for the Detroit Tigers in a 9-4 victory over a New York Mets split squad Sunday.
Don Kelly hit a two-run homer off Mets reliever Brandon Lyon in a five-run seventh that gave Detroit a 9-2 lead. Jackson had an RBI triple in the inning to go with his run-scoring double in the fourth.
Fister, fighting through a tough spring, gave up two runs on four hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings for his second Grapefruit League win. He struck out four and lowered his ERA from 7.36 to 6.52.
Matt Harvey went five innings for the Mets, allowing four runs — three earned — and five hits. He struck out five and walked three.
Justin Turner had three hits for the Mets, including two doubles.