Davis, Simon lead Tigers over Pirates 1-0

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Rajai Davis homered and Alfredo Simon
continued a string of good starting pitching for the Detroit Tigers in a 1-0
win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

Simon (2-0) gave up the only two Pirates hits, both singles, in eight innings
and struck out two without walking a batter.

Joakim Soria then threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save of the season
— the second game in a row Detroit pitchers faced just two batters over the

The Tigers, after dropping the opener of the series 5-4 on Monday for their
first loss of the season, beat the Pirates 2-0 on Tuesday behind another great
start by Shane Greene, who gave up three hits — all singles.

Davis homered off Francisco Liriano (0-1), who pitched well in six innings for
the Pirates on eight days’ rest. He struck out seven and gave up four hits and
a walk.