Redbird Roundup: Miguel Cabrera leads Tigers past Cardinals


After jumping out of the gates with a red-hot start, the St. Louis Cardinals have come back to earth. After Friday night’s loss to Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers, Mike Matheny‘s ball club is just 5-5 in its last 10 contests.

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Meanwhile, the up-and-coming Chicago Cubs made it five-straight on Friday afternoon, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-10 in 12 innings after Pittsburgh outfielder Gregory Polanco tripped while attempting to catch a fly ball in shallow right field, allowing Starlin Castro to score. The Chicago win trimmed the Cardinals’ division lead down to four games.

The Milwaukee Brewers bounced back thanks to a two-homer game from outfielder Ryan Braun and a strong start from right-hander Kyle Lohse and Bryce Harper continued his torrid start to the season, clubbing his 13th home run of the season as the Nationals rolled to a 10-0 win over the Padres at Petco Park.

On Saturday, St. Louis will continue the series with Tyler Lyons taking the hill, seeking his first win of the season. He will be opposed by Detroit left-hander David Price, who enters play with a 3-1 record and a 3.30 ERA. First pitch is set for 1:15 p.m. CT at Busch Stadium.

Here’s more from around the league:

“Cabrera, Tigers best Cardinals in series opener” – Redbird Rants

“Turf helps Cubs earn their fifth-straight win” – Cubbies Crib

“Nats crush Padres in 10-0 rout at PETCO” – District On Deck

“Astros’ McCullers to get first start on Monday” – Climbing Tals Hill

“Streaking White Sox take on Oakland” – Southside Showdown

Next: Jaime Garcia working his way back to the Cardinals