Jordan Zimmerman pitched six shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Thursday.
Third baseman Nick Castellanos would power Detroit’s offensive attack with three hits and four rbi’s.
J.D. Martinez’s sacrifice fly made it 5-3 and Castellanos followed with a shot a few rows deep into the sun-splashed bleachers in left field at PNC Park.
Castellanos also had a double.
The Tigers are 6 and 2 so far in the young season.
Detroit heads to Houston for a three-game series tonight.
Tonight’s game starts at 8:00
Mike Pelfrey will look for a better outing than his 2016 debut, when he gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Yankees.
By: Mike Plourde – Great Lakes Radio Sports