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Tigers blank Braves

Kenny Rogers tossed a two-hitter over six innings in his return to the lineup on Friday, as the Detroit Tigers shutout the Atlanta Braves 5-0 at Turner Field.

The Tigers were road underdogs at 115, and the five runs scored were UNDER the posted total of 9.

Rogers (1-0) struck out five in 122 pitches, and Carlos Guillen drove in a pair of runs for the Tigers.

John Smoltz (8-4) allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings, while Edgar Renteria was 1-for-4 for the Braves.