Greene throws 8 strong innings as Tigers beat Pirates 2-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shane Greene pitched eight strong innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Greene (2-0), a 26-year-old right-hander, allowed just three singles and two of them never left the infield. He had three strikeouts and no walks after the Tigers’ six-game winning streak ended on Monday with a 5-4 loss.
Greene has allowed only one unearned run in 16 innings through his first two starts of the season. Acquired from the New York Yankees in an offseason trade that also included the Arizona Diamondbacks, Greene also pitched eight innings last Thursday to beat the Minnesota Twins.
Though Greene threw just 81 pitches, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called on Joakim Soria to pitch the ninth. Soria retired the side in order for his third save.