Detroit 6, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 36733

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 5 0
Detroit 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 34-34 17-16 17-18 L2
Detroit 33-34 16-17 17-17 W3

Recap


Tigers 6, Cardinals 3: Justin Verlander outdueled Lance Lynn as Detroit won for the seventh time in nine games.

Verlander (7-4) won his second consecutive start, wiggling out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh by striking out Allen Craig. The 2011 Cy Young Award winner allowed five hits and three runs (one earned) in seven innings, walking four and striking out a season-low three.

Austin Jackson’s two-run double highlight a three-run second inning for the Tigers, who victimized Lynn in the early going before holding on for the win.

Lynn (10-3), second in the NL in victories, surrendered nine hits and five runs in five innings.

Detroit opened the scoring on Delmon Young’s first-inning single to left which brought home Miguel Cabrera. After Jackson’s double to right in the second, Quintin Berry drove home Ramon Santiago to make it a 4-0 game.

Young’s fifth-inning single to right plated Berry to extend the Detroit lead to 5-0. Young, Berry, Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta each finished with two hits for the Tigers.

St. Louis broke up Verlander’s shutout in the sixth on Matt Holliday’s run-scoring groundout, scoring Daniel Descalso. The Cardinals added two runs in the seventh and threatened for more, but Verlander escaped the jam.

Phil Coke pitched the ninth for his first save of the season. Closer Jose Valverde felt pain in his right wrist while warming up for the ninth and was unable to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Verlander started the day tied with New York’s R.A. Dickey for the major-league strikeout lead (103). … St. Louis’ Skip Schumaker returned from the disabled list, starting in center field and going 0-for-3. … Descalso finished with two hits for the Cardinals, who have dropped five of their past eight.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Detroit
Lance Lynn Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
St. Louis   Detroit
Daniel Descalso Player Miguel Cabrera
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 5 0 6 .152 14 5 1 4 0 0
Detroit 12 0 14 .353 19 6 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Tigers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .471 after a loss.