The Detroit Tigers complete a three game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, doubling the Cards 6-3 on Sunday at Comerica Park in the Motor City.
The Cardinals, who have now lost five games in a row, led the game briefly in the 5 th inning when Chris Duncan hit his seventh home run of the year, a solo shot off Detroit starter and winning pitcher Justin Verlander (5-1) to give the Redbirds a 2-1 lead. But the Tigers came back with two runs in the bottom of the 5 th and three more in the 6 th to take the lead they would never relinquish. The two runs in the 5 th came on a two run homer from Brandon Inge, his eighth round-tripper of the season.
St. Louis managed to get one more run across the plate in the 9 th , but it was too little, too late, as the Tigers took a small bit of revenge over the team that defeated them in last year’s World Series, winning all three games of this weekend series.
Bobby Seay recorded one out in the 9 th to pick up his first save of the year. St. Louis starter Brad Thompson (2-1) gave up five earned runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.
The Cardinals (16-25), have an off-day Monday. They open a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Zach Duke (1-4) takes the hill for the Bucs against Adam Wainwright (3-3) for the Cardinals.