Detroit Tigers Fall Short Of Sweep Against Cardinals


After taking the first two games of a three game set in St. Louis, the Detroit Tigers were unable to solve Lance Lynn, and fell 2-1 in the finale.

For Detroit, a series win remains an impressive accomplishment. Heading into the series, St. Louis was 24-10 and considered by many, the class of baseball once more.

Furthermore, in the first two games, the Tigers outscored the Cardinals by a 14-7 margin.

However, in their search for a series sweep, Detroit’s powerful offense was nowhere to be found. After a Miguel Cabrera double in the first inning that scored Ian Kinsler, the Tigers would fail to record another run all game.

This was in large part due to the efforts of St. Louis’ starter, Lynn. The 28 year-old went 7 1/3 innings, and allowed just the one earned run, while striking out seven, and driving in a run on offense to help his own cause.

Lynn was rivaled closely by Tigers’ starter Alfredo Simon, who made just two mistakes all night. The first was the Lynn single, and the second came when Kolten Wong, the Cardinals’ second baseman, drove a Simon delivery 430 feet into the right center-field seats.

It was the second of two straight encouraging starts for Simon, who has allowed just three earned runs in his part two starts, after giving up nine in the previous two.

Another encouraging sign for Detroit has been the offensive consistency of Jose Iglesias. The Tigers’ phenomenal shortstop registered yet another hit, and his average is now at .346. Beyond that, his latest base knock, was his 37th. His 36th clinched the series victory for Detroit; their second in a row.

The Tigers will try and win their third series in a row when they return home Monday to face the Milwaukee Brewers who have the worst record in the National League. The game will pit Kyle Lobstein against Mike Fiers. It will take place at 7:08 and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit, and 97.1 The Ticket.

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