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Braves beat Tigers in rain-shortened game

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 18:16:16-04
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers pulled off a triple play and Atlanta's John Gant threw four hitless innings as the split-squad Braves beat the Tigers 3-1 on Friday in a game called after four innings due to rain.
   
Atlanta's Willians Astudo lined a shot to Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias who flipped the ball to Ian Kinsler who then fired to first baseman Miguel Cabrera to complete the triple play.
   
Gant is a contender for a spot at the end of the Braves rotation. He didn't allow a hit but walked three.
   
Hector Olivera homered and had two RBI for the Braves.
   
Kinsler, who walked twice, scored Detroit's only run off a sacrifice fly from Cabrera.