ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered three times, Brendan Donovan hit a three-run drive, and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 12-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Goldschmidt, had four hits and four RBIs in his third three-homer game, the first since March 29, 2019, against Milwaukee. He had solo home runs in the first and third innings and a two-run drive in the eighth.
Lars Nootbaar added a two-run single to cap off a seven-run sixth inning for the Cardinals, who had been on their longest skid in 16 years.
Jake Rogers hit a grand slam for the Tigers, whose five-game winning steak was stopped. Spencer Torkelson also homered for Detroit.
St. Louis sent 12 batters to the plate in the sixth to take control 10-6. The Tigers committed three errors in the frame.
Donovan homered off Mason Englert. Dylan Carlson and Andrew Knizner followed with hits around an error. and Nootbaar added a double.
Detroit took a 6-3 lead with five runs in the sixth, all after shortstop Tommy Edman’s two-out error.
Miguel Cabrera followed with with a run-scoring single. Pinch-hitter Zach McKinstry drew a walk before Rogers homered off JoJo Romero.
Torkelson hit his third homer of the season in the fourth inning.
Detroit starter Alex Faedo allowed three runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings. He retired his last seven hitters in his first appearance of the season.
St. Louis starter Steve Matz allowed one run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings. The 31-year-old left-hander has not won as a starter since last July 23
Tigers: RHP Spencer Turnbull was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Faedo, who was recalled.
Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill is on the 10-day injury list with lower back tightness. He says the ailment has been bothering him for the last week.
Tigers: LHP Joey Wentz (0-3, 6.67) will RHP Tanner Bibee (1-0, 2.45) on Monday in the first of a three-game series in Cleveland.
Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (1-1, 5.79) takes on Cubs RHP Marcus Stroman (2-2, 2.18) in the first of a three-game set in Chicago on Monday.