Detroit Tigers lose game on final day of spring training
By The Associated Press
Even before the first pitch, St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter could detect an odd vibe at Roger Dean Stadium.
“It felt like the most meaningless baseball game in the history of the sport,” he said.
Shortly before the Cardinals finished off the Miami Marlins 3-0 Thursday at Jupiter, Florida, the official word came: Major League Baseball had postponed opening day for at least two weeks and called off spring training exhibitions because of the virus outbreak.
“We pretty much were told that as soon as this game was over it was probably going to get suspended. You can imagine the amount of energy,” Carpenter said.
A handful of games were played in Florida while the slate of Arizona exhibitions was rained out.
BRAVES 5, TIGERS 3
Atlanta starter Kyle Wright, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft, gave up two hits — including a home run by Jonathan Schoop — over five innings. Riley Unroe homered for the Braves.
Spencer Turnbull allowed two hits and walked two over three innings in the start for Detroit.