Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander / JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/DFP
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Austin Jackson and Delmon Young each 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 at Comerica Park.
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 scoreless ninth to
record his first save of the year in place of closer Jose Valverde, who
suffered an injury while warming up prior to the ninth inning.
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.
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