Cardinals 2, Tigers 1
Sweeping one of the best teams in the league was probably too much to ask, but the Tigers gave it a good run. Cabrera tagged one to right center in the first to knock in Kinsler, but the Tigers really couldn’t get much else going the rest of the evening, and the Cards plugged away with a run in the 3rd and then a Kolten Wong bomb in the 6th off Alfredo Simon (8 GS, 50.1 IP, 3.04 ERA, 3.83 FIP) to take the lead. Simon pitched well enough and Lynn was very good for most of the night, leading it to feel as if neither team was ever really threatening. In the 8th, the Tigers got two men on, but a big double play from Maness ended the hoep. They got a man on in the 9th but couldn’t score, falling 2-1. The club heads home to face the Brewers with Kyle Lobstein (6 GS, 35.1 IP, 4.33 ERA, 3.64 FIP) going on Monday.
The Moment: Cabrera rips one to right center in the first that kept going.