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Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan have scoreless debuts with Tigers in 5-3 win over Braves

  • Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Tigers won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Tigers won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Wirfin Obispo throws during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla.,  Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Tigers won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Wirfin Obispo throws during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Tigers won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera takes the throw from third baseman Danny Worth on a ground ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Phil Gosselin during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Tigers won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera takes the throw from third baseman Danny Worth on a ground ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Phil Gosselin during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The Tigers won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Detroit newcomers Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, helping the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.

Chamberlain and Nathan were brought in to solidify a Tigers bullpen that struggled through much last season. Chamberlain, the right-hander who foundered with the Yankees in 2013, had a strikeout. Nathan, who had 43 saves for Texas last year, struck out two. It was the Tigers debut for both.

Rick Porcello started for the Braves and allowed one run in two innings. He struck out three.

Kris Medlin allowed one run in two innings in his spring debut for the Braves. Jason Heyward hit a long homer off of Duane Below in his second at-bat.