Fister, Moore sharp in tie between Rays and Tigers

Doug Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for

the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the

exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.

Fister, scheduled to pitch the Tigers’ home opener Friday

against the New York Yankees, had four strikeouts. Brayan Pena hit

a two-run homer in the fifth off reliever Jamey Wright.

Matt Moore allowed one hit, one walk and struck out five in four

scoreless innings for the Rays. James Loney connected in the fifth

inning and Ryan Roberts in the sixth against Fister.

Tampa Bay hosts Baltimore in its regular-season opener Tuesday.

The Tigers start the new season Monday at Minnesota, where

temperatures are expected to be in the 30’s.