Bonine shuts down Braves in Tigers' 4-1 win
LAKELAND, FL – Eddie Bonine pitched four shutout innings to lift the Detroit Tigers past the Atlanta Braves, 4-1.
Bonine, who will pitch long relief for the Tigers this season, allowed one hit and struck out three, allowing no walks in his final spring outing. He was 1-1 with a 4.46 ERA for the Tigers last season after spending most of the year at Triple A Toledo.
Don Kelly hit a two-run homer in the sixth to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead, and Johnny Damon and Robinson Diaz each had two hits.
Jair Jurrjens struck out four in six innings for the Braves, allowing two earned runs.
The game marked the last Grapefruit League game of the season for both teams.