The Detroit Tigers never trailed during a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park on Tuesday night. The highly-anticipated pitching matchup between Detroit's Justin Verlander and Lance Lynn never really panned out, as Lynn was chased after allowing five earned runs in five innings. Verlander, the AL's reigning Cy Young winner, was solid throughout, holding Cardinals hitters to five hits and three runs (one earned) over seven innings.
Detroit scored one in the first and three in the second to get out to an early lead. The Tigers would lead 5-0 before the Cards started to mount a doomed rally.
Second baseman Daniel Descalso finished 2-for-3 with two runs for St. Louis. Matt Holiday was credited with the Cards' lone RBI. Four Detroit hitters finished with multiple hits. Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera finished 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI. DH Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
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