Detroit Tigers at St. Louis Cardinals Game 37 Preview, TV, Lineup
By Dave Holcomb
Detroit Tigers (22-14) vs St. Louis Cardinals (24-11) – 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 73 degrees, light rain
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The Detroit Tigers will look to continue its offensive outburst. In the last two games, the Tigers have scored 23 runs. Left-hander David Price will also make his first start on Saturday since slipping on a bat while trying to back up home plate last Friday.
Fans could also see history on Saturday as Miguel Cabrera sits one home run away from No. 400. Furthermore, his next home run will break Andres Galarraga‘s record for the most home runs by a player from Venezuela.
When We Last Met
The Tigers and Cardinals renewed their natural interleague rivalry on Friday for the first time since June of 2012. The two clubs combined for five homers Friday night with Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez each going deep for the Tigers as Detroit won, 10-4.
Shane Greene pitched five scoreless innings but left after just 74 pitched due to mild ulnar neuritis, which is a compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow. The ulnar neuritis is causing some tingling in Greene’s pinky and ring finger.
Hopefully, Greene doesn’t miss a start.
As mentioned previously, Price will make his return to the mound for the Tigers. Price is 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 33 strikeouts and 10 walks in 46 1/3 innings this season.
He left his last start after suffering a hamstring injury when he stepped on a bat while trying to back up home last Friday versus the Royals. He allowed a career-high 13 hits in 6 1/3 innings during that outing.
The 27-year-old lefty Tyler Lyons will start for the Cardinals. He has made just two starts this season and doesn’t have a decision yet. He has a 4.82 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.
In his last start against the Pirates, Lyons yielded three runs, two earned, on five hits in five innings.
1. Rajai Davis CF
2. Ian Kinsler 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. J.D. Martinez RF
5. Yoenis Cespedes LF
6. Nick Castellanos
7. James McCann C
8. Jose Iglesias SS
9. David Price P
1. Randal Grichuk RF
2. Matt Carpenter 3B
3. Matt Holliday LF
4. Jhonny Peralta SS
5. Mark Reynolds 1B
6. Yadier Molina C
7. Kolten Wong 2B
8. Peter Bourjos CF
9. Tyler Lyons P
- Bruce Rondon — 15-day DL
- Alex Avila — 15-day DL
- Justin Verlander — 15-day DL
- Joe Nathan – Out for the Season
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