Detroit Tigers at St. Louis Cardinals Game 38 Preview, TV, Lineup
By Dave Holcomb
Detroit Tigers (23-14) vs St. Louis Cardinals (24-12) – 8:05 PM ET
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 78 degrees, light rain
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The Detroit Tigers will look to sweep the team many believed coming into the weekend was the best in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Tigers have also taken the first two games in the series despite playing by National League rules and thus without Victor Martinez at designated hitter.
When We Last Met
The Tigers and Cardinals renewed their natural interleague rivalry this weekend for the first time since June of 2012. Saturday’s game saw a long rain delay, but that didn’t put a damper on the great day for the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th home run of his career, becoming the first Venezuelan player to reach the milestone. Detroit also won the game on Jose Iglesias’ RBI-single in the 10th as the Tigers won, 4-3.
Right-hander Alfredo Simon will start for the Tigers. He started the season very strongly, posting a 1.65 ERA over his first four starts, but he blew up after that.
He has rebounded, though, and he allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings in his last start. Simon is 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings this season.
Lance Lynn will be on the mound for the Cardinals as they try to avoid their first sweep of the year. Lynn is 2-3 with a 3.27 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 51 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings this year. He pitched six shutout frames versus the Indians on Tuesday.
1. Anthony Gose CF
2. Ian Kinsler 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. J.D. Martinez RF
5. Yoenis Cespedes LF
6. Nick Castellanos 3B
7. James McCann C
8. Jose Iglesias SS
9. Alfredo Simon P
1. Jason Heyward RF
2. Matt Carpenter 3B
3. Matt Holliday LF
4. Jhonny Peralta SS
5. Matt Adams 1B
6. Yadier Molina C
7. Kolten Wong 2B
8. Peter Bourjos CF
9. Lance Lynn 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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