Candelario's 9th-inning blast sends Tigers past Cards
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[September 08, 2018]
Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory
over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Candelario's 18th homer of the season came off Jordan Hicks (3-4).
Victor Reyes singled with one out prior to Candelario's
Candelario had three hits and scored twice. Nicholas Castellanos
drove in two runs while Reyes supplied two hits and scored twice.
Shane Greene (3-6) pitched an inning of scoreless relief for the
victory. Starter Daniel Norris gave up three runs on four hits in
five innings with seven strikeouts.
Marcell Ozuna hit two solo homers for St. Louis. Cardinals starter
Austin Gomber allowed three runs on six hits in six innings and
struck out six.
Norris cruised through the first inning, throwing just 11 pitches.
Leading off the second, Ozuna jumped on a Norris fastball and
powered it into the left field stands.
Detroit's first two batters reached base, but Gomber wiggled out of
that jam with the help of a double play. The Tigers tied the game in
the second as Gomber's leadoff walk to Mikie Mahtook proved costly.
Ronny Rodriguez doubled one out later to put runners in scoring
position. Dawel Lugo knocked in Mahtook on a groundout.
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Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) hits a single in the
first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park.
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Ozuna got the best of Norris again in the fourth. This solo shot
didn't go quite as far, barely clearing the left field wall, but it
was enough to put the Cardinals on top 2-1.
The Cardinals caught a break in the fifth to extend their lead.
Kolten Wong hit a liner to left that Mahtook apparently lost in the
lights. Wong wound up on second base, then moved to third on a balk
and scored on Francisco Pena's sacrifice fly.
A two-out rally allowed the Tigers to tie the game at 3-all in the
fifth. Reyes reached on a bunt single to get it started. Detroit
loaded the bases on Candelario's single and Niko Goodrum's walk.
Castellanos then ripped a single to left, bringing in Reyes and
--Field Level Media
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