Stl 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 0
Det 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 6 12 1
Date of game: 6/19/2012

Recap: Detroit vs. St. Louis

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Austin Jackson and Delmon Young both knocked in a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, in the opener of a three-game interleague set Tuesday.

Quintin Berry and Miguel Cabrera added two hits, an RBI and a run scored apiece for Detroit, which earned its third straight win.

Justin Verlander (7-4) allowed three runs -- one earned -- on five hits and four walks over seven innings, while Phil Coke tossed a perfect ninth to record his first save of the year in place of closer Jose Valverde, who suffered an injury while warming up.

Lance Lynn (10-3) was touched for five runs on nine hits and two walks through five innings to absorb the loss for the Cardinals, who have dropped three of their last four.

"Against a team like this, if you're behind in the count they are going to hurt you and that's what happened tonight," Lynn said about his outing. "I have to be better than that."

After the Cardinals stranded a runner on second in the top of the first, Detroit took the lead in the bottom of the inning when Cabrera hit a two-out double high off the wall in right field and came home on Young's base hit through the left side of the infield.

The Tigers then loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning on three straight singles by Brennan Boesch, Jhonny Peralta and Ramon Santiago before Jackson slapped a two-run double into right-center field.

Berry followed with a grounder to short that plated Santiago, giving Detroit a 4-0 advantage.

Young's RBI single landed just beyond the reach of Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso in shallow right field in the fifth inning to add to the Tigers' lead.

"We wanted to try and jump on them early. I think that's the game plan when you have a couple of good pitchers on the mound," said Jackson. "You try to get out on them early and try to disrupt whatever momentum that they have. We were able to do that tonight."

St. Louis got on the board in the sixth inning when Descalso singled, moved to third on a Carlos Beltran base hit and crossed the plate on Matt Holliday's bouncer to first base, but Cabrera answered with a run-scoring single in the home sixth to make it a 6-1 game.

The Cardinals managed to cut into their deficit again in the seventh after loading the bases with two outs. Beltran's liner to Berry in left bounced off the fielder's glove, allowing David Freese and Descalso to score on the error.

A Holliday walk filled the bags again, but Verlander fanned Allen Craig to end the inning and keep it a three-run game.

St. Louis would get no closer as Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect eighth inning and Coke retired the side in order in the ninth to close out the game.

Game Notes

Verlander improved to 18-2 in 24 career interleague outings...Lynn allowed more than two runs in a start for just the third time this season...The Tigers have an 11-2 overall record against St. Louis at Comerica Park.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

White Sox place Paulino on DL

The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.