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Miguel Cabrera continues to recover nicely

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LAKELAND, FL (AP) - Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday. 

Cabrera had been limited to designated hitter duty while recovering from ankle surgery. Cabrera made a diving stop on a hard grounder by former teammate Don Kelly and threw from the ground for the out at first. 

Cabrera also fielded a bases-loaded grounder and threw home for a forceout. The former Triple Crown winner went 0 for 2. Cabrera played alongside Victor Martinez, who went 1 for 3. 

Alfredo Simon allowed four runs in 4 2-3 innings, leaving him with a 7.02 ERA in five spring starts. David Phelps, competing for a spot in the Marlins' rotation, pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits. 

Acquired from the Yankees to Miami during the offseason, he has an 0.59 ERA in five starts. Bryan Holaday hit a grand slam for Detroit.

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