Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Delmon Young Continues Hot Pace; Carlos Peguero's 4 RBI Power Mariners

Players of the Day for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Grapefruit League

Delmon Young
Justin Verlander, winner of the American League Cy Young and MVP awards last season, struggled though five innings of work, giving up a pair of runs on five hits and two walks, striking out four, but still earned his first win of spring in Detroit's 7-2 victory over 5-13 Atlanta.

The win kept red-hot Detroit in first place on the Grapefruit circuit at 13-2. The Tigers scored in the first, second, third and fifth innings, knocking around Atlanta starter Jair Jurrgens for all seven runs, six of them earned.

Ryan Raburn socked his sixth home run of the exhibition season, a two-run shot, and Delmon Young continued hitting at a blistering pace, going 2-for-3 with a home run (his 4th) and three RBI.

Young is having the Springtime of his dreams, batting .485 (16-for-33), with four doubles, four homers and an astounding 18 RBI.

Cactus League

Carlos Peguero
If Carlos Peguero stays healthy this season, he could help the Seattle Mariners stay competitive in the rugged AL West. For the present, Peguero is having the kind of spring the Mariners expected from him.

In Seattle's 8-1 win over the Reds, Peguero went 2-for-5 with four RBI, smashing his fourth homer which helped Kevin Millwood pick up his second win.

Peguero played in 46 games early last season with Seattle but a strained right calf kept him sidelined the rest of the way.

Seattle is 12-7 in Cactus League play, good for fourth place.

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