Dirks gives Tigers win with two-run triple

Andy Dirks hit a two-run triple in the ninth inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 2-1 victory over a split squad of Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Dirks' winning hit came off Arodys Vizcaino after singles by Brennan Boesch and Scott Sizemore. Jordan Schafer led off the game with a triple and scored the Braves' run. Brandon Beachy, bidding for a spot in Atlanta's rotation, gave up one hit and three walks in five shutout innings, striking out three. Rick Porcello pitched 4 2-3 innings for the Tigers, giving up three hits including Alex Gonzalez's RBI single. Daniel Schlereth worked two perfect innings of relief for Detroit. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)