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Tigers double Cards; avoid sweep

The Detroit Tigers scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night at Busch Stadium.

Detroit won the game as +100 underdogs, while the nine runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (9).

Placido Polanco went deep and finished 2-for-5 at the plate for the Tigers. Rick Porcello improved to 8-4 with the win, and Fernando Rodney notched his 13th save.

Joel Pineiro gave up five hits and four runs over seven innings of work in the loss.