St. Louis Cardinals fall to Detroit Tigers in extra innings


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Tigers’ Cabrera makes history in win

Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th career home run and Jose Iglesias drove in the game-winning run against reliever Matt Belisle in the tenth as the Detroit Tigers topped the St. Louis Cardinals for the second-straight day – this time by a 4-3 final.

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez drew a leadoff walk in the top of the tenth, advancing to second on a single by Yoenis Cespedes. After back-to-back fly-outs, Iglesias took the 2-2 from Belisle the other way, allowing Martinez to score what proved to be the winning run.

Cabrera hit his historic blast in the top of the first against Tyler Lyons, who allowed three runs on seven hits in a mere 3 2/3 innings of work. He struck out five and walked two. His counterpart, left-hander David Price, allowed three earned on seven hits, pitching into the seventh, surrendering a trio of home runs in the no-decision.

Matt Carpenter answered Cabrera’s blast with a shot of his own in the bottom of the first and a solo shot by Peter Bourjos in the bottom of the second gave St. Louis (24-12) its first lead of the afternoon.

Detroit (23-14) scored two runs in the top of the third, their only runs until the winning tally in the tenth, courtesy of an RBI double by Ian Kindler and an run-scoring single off the bat of Cespedes, who went 3-for-5 in the Tigers’ win.

Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta launched a solo homer off Price in the bottom of the sixth, accounting for the last St. Louis run of the day, tying things at 3-3.

Right-hander Carlos Villanueva continued his dominant start to the season, tossing 3 1/2 scoreless innings, scattering four hits and striking out a pair. His earned run average sits at just 0.50 on the season.

Randal Grichuk Yadier Molina each tallied two hits in the loss, while the Tigers overcame a 3-for-12 mark with runners in scoring position to pick up the win.

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