Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton warms up before the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Pirates won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (The Associated Press)
Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher Brandon Cumpton during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Pirates won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (The Associated Press)
LAKELAND, Fla. – Charlie Morton allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Morton did not strike out a batter, but he kept Detroit off the bases during his short stint, aside from Don Kelly's second-inning double.
Kelly had two hits for the Tigers, and Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer in the fourth for Detroit's runs.
Pittsburgh scored three times in the third off Rick Porcello. Jaff Decker brought a run home with a bunt single, Gregory Polanco hit an RBI double and Pedro Alvarez added a run-scoring groundout.