Jake Westbrook gave the Cardinals exactly what they needed. A night where the bullpen didn’t have to do a thing. Westbrook pitched his first complete game in two years, as the Cardinals beat Detroit 3-1. Manager Mike Matheny admitted Westbrook was on a short leash in the 9th inning, but he let Westbrook finish what he started. The 113th and final pitch was a groundball to second base to end the game.
Matt Holliday, Rafael Furcal, and Carlos Beltran all contributed 2 hits. The Cardinals scored their runs on a sacrifice fly, a double play ball, and an error. They wrap-up their series with Detroit with a Thursday afternoon game at Comerica Park. It’s a 12:05pm start. The Tigers will have St.Louis’ own Jacob Turner on the mound. He’s a Westminster High School grad.