Meadows hits three-run homer, Tigers beat Jays 4-1

DUNEDEN, Fla. – Parker Meadows hit a three-run homer in the top of the third to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 in Saturday’s spring training game at TD Ballpark.

The Tigers (13-16) scored all four runs in the third thanks to the Blue Jays’ throwing errors and inexperienced pitching.

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Tigers’ Ryan Kreidler reached first in the third on a throwing error by Jays third baseman Max Chapman. Zach Short was then hit by a Sem Lovers pitch.

Jake Rodgers then doubled and Kreidler scored, with Short in third. Then Meadows hit a homer on second base to make it 4-0.

The 21-year-old from Zeist, Netherlands, finished with one walk and one strikeout, allowing three hits and four runs in three innings.

The Jays (16-12) scored their only run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Otto Lopez pulled the bases loaded with two outs.

The Tigers defeated the Jays, 8-3.

The Blue Jays will face the New York Yankees on Sunday.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on March 25, 2023.

© 2023 The Canadian Press

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