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James McCann drives in two runs to lead split-squad Tigers over Blue Jays

Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann slides safe past Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin to score a run during spring training action on March 1, 2017.

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James McCann drove in two runs as a Detroit Tigers split squad edged the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday in Grapefruit League action.

Dixon Machado went 3-for-3 and a run-batted in for Detroit (3-4) while Edward Mujica got the win. Michael Fulmer started the game, allowing three hits with three strikeouts in two innings.

Canadian Dalton Pompey hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays (1-5). Kevin Pillar was 2-for-3.

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Ryan Tepera pitched the first inning, striking out one batter. Joe Smith allowed two runs on three hits in the second.

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