Tigers Drop Exhibition Finale

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Ty Wigginton's three-run homer keyed a five-run sixth inning and the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-4 in the final exhibition game for both teams Saturday.
Shawn Chacon pitched five innings for Houston, allowing three runs and five hits. He struck out one, walked two and said he felt ready for the season.
"You want to stay hungry all the time," Chacon said. "I wanted to see results in my last game before the regular season and today was pretty good."
Nate Robertson went five innings for Detroit and gave up four runs and six hits.
Brandon Inge doubled to drive in Miguel Cabrera in the second inning for a 1-0 Tigers lead.
Wigginton's grounder knocked in Miguel Tejada with Houston's first run in the second inning.
Hunter Pence's fifth homer of the spring came in the third inning for the Astros.
Carlos Guillen hit his seventh homer of the spring in the third inning and Jacque Jones his first in the fourth to give Detroit a 3-2 lead.
"They got those two solo home runs on me," Chacon said. "I'll take solo homers any time."
RBI doubles by Carlos Lee and Jose Cruz Jr. in the fourth put Houston back on top 4-3.
Lee doubled in one run and Tejada drove in another with a single to set up Wigginton's shot in the sixth.
Mike Hessman's single drove in Ramon Santiago for the Tigers' final run.

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