Braves hit 3 homers in 9-3 victory over Tigers

By: AP
By: AP

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Chipper Jones, Casey Kotchman and Clint
Sammons homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 9-3 victory over
the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Tom Glavine gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings
for Atlanta. The left-hander will pitch in two minor league games
before making his season debut for the Braves on April 18.

Detroit's Justin Verlander allowed seven runs and nine hits over
five innings in his final start before opening day on Monday at
Toronto.

The Tigers had some April Fools' Day fun with the fans, swapping
jerseys for the game. Verlander wore catcher Gerald Laird's No. 8
and reliever Fernando Rodney wore manager Jim Leyland's jersey.
Third baseman Brandon Inge wore the batboy's jersey.


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