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Tigers over Cardinals in extras

2:38 PM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Quintin Berry hit a bases-loaded, RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning on Thursday and the Tigers edged the Cardinals, 2-1, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

After singles by Ramon Santiago and Jhonny Peralta, Victor Marte (0-1) hit Austin Jackson with a pitch, loading the bases with one out. Berry then slapped a grounder up the middle to plate the deciding run.

Joaquin Benoit (1-1) stranded a pair of runners in the top of the 10th to earn the victory and Prince Fielder hit a fourth-inning homer for the Tigers, winners in nine of their last 13 games.

Detroit starter Jacob Turner, who was called up prior to the game, made his season debut and allowed just one run on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts over five innings.

Kyle Lohse was charged with one run on four hits and a walk in a seven-inning start for the Cardinals. He struck out four.

Matt Holliday accounted for St. Louis' lone run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

 

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