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Kinsler homers twice as Tigers beat Astros 14-3

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Posted: Mar 15, 2014 2:42 PM

Updated: Mar 15, 2014 2:42 PM

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Ian Kinsler hit his first two home runs for the Detroit Tigers, highlighting a 14-3 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Kinsler drove in four runs. Torii Hunter and Danny Worth each had three RBIs.

Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer pitched 4 2-3 innings, giving up three runs and five hits, including Robbie Grossman's first spring homer.

Houston starter Lucas Harrell was tagged for 12 hits and nine earned runs in 1 2-3 innings. Doubles by Hunter and Nick Castellanos were among eight hits in a six-run first inning.

Kinsler homered in the second inning after a single by Miguel Cabrera. The three-time All-Star second baseman, acquired in an offseason trade that sent Prince Fielder to Texas, led off the fourth with a home run against reliever Chad Qualls.

Tyler Collins homered, tripled and singled for the Tigers.

Topics: Astros-Tigers

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