The Tigers tonight take on the Cardinals at Comerica Park with Detroit so far this season posting an 8-and-4 record during interleague play. Detroit was idle on Monday but managed to gain ground on the first place White Sox in the American League Central after the White Sox were pounded by the Cubs 12-to-4 last night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The third place Tigers are now just 2-and-a-half games behind the White Sox and will be looking for their fourth series win in-a-row against St. Louis. Detroit is coming off a 5-to-0 win Sunday at home over the Rockies, a victory that featured a 5-for-5 performance by speedy Tiger rookie outfielder Quinten Berry. Berry was talking about Detroit leadoff hitter Austin Jackson, who is hitting .333 with 10 rbi’s in 7 games since coming off the disabled list just over a week ago. Tiger ace Justin Verlander gets the start tonight against Lance Lynn, who has paced the Cardinals with a 10-and-2 record.
Most of the baseball talk continues to center on reaction to yesterday’s verdict on star pitcher Roger Clemens, who was found not guilty of all counts in his perjury trial. Prosecutors in his case accused him of lying when he testified in a congressional hearing that he had never taken performance-enhancing drugs. Up next for Clemens, the question of whether he gets voted into the Hall of Fame with 2013 his first year of eligibility to be enshrined at Cooperstown.