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Detroit's Martinez hitless in return; Braves win 5-3

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday but was hitless in the Detroit split squad's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
    
The slugger, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in February, went 0-3 with a strikeout in his Grapefruit League debut.
    
"It feels great to get the first one out of the way," Martinez said.
    
Martinez said the injury caused him to flash back to 2012, when a torn ACL in the same knee forced him to miss the entire season.
    
Braves starter Shelby Miller pitched five innings and allowed one run on four hits. Atlanta's Pedro Ciriaco went had two hits, including a two-run double.
    
Detroit starter Kyle Lobstein gave up two runs and four hits over four innings.

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