Tigers 10, Cardinals 4
As far as opponents go, they don’t get much tougher than the Cardinals. On Friday night, the Tigers didn’t seem to notice. A Cespedes home run was the difference early and Shane Greene (8 GS, 47 IP, 4.21 ERA, 3.52 FIP) gave the Tigers five solid innings, but the lion’s share of the action came after he left the ball game with some elbow pain. They grabbed an extra run in the 5th and then the offense unloaded in the 7th inning with dingers from Cabrera and Martinez. They added a run in the 8th but two 8th inning runs from the Cards brought it within two. The bats responded again with five hits and four runs in the 9th to make a clear impression on the remaining fans in St. Louis. The Tigers will spend the evening fretting about Greene’s health, but there’s no fretting about the way the club has played over the last couple of days. David Price (7 GS, 46.1 IP, 3.30 ERA, 3.27 FIP) will look to keep it going on Saturday.
The Moment: Cabrera and Martinez go back to back.