DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Austin Jackson and Delmon Young combined for four RBI’s to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Tigers take game one of the three game series with the Cardinals with Justin Verlander picking up win number seven, allowing five hits, striking out three and walking four.
Verlander (7-4) retired 12 of the first 13 hitters he faced and worked out of a seventh-inning jam to help Detroit hold on. He struck out Allen Craig with the bases loaded with his final pitch.
Joaquin Benoit worked the eighth, and Phil Coke pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the year.
Lance Lynn (10-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Jackson hit a two-run double for the Tigers, part of their three-run second inning.
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