Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for a doubleheader split.
The Cardinals won the opener 12-2 behind a five-homer attack.
In the first game, Yadier Molina hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning for the Cardinals. Molina put St. Louis ahead 2-0 in the second against Tarik Skubal (1-2) with his third home run this season. With his 158th home run for St. Louis, Molina passed Johnny Mize and moved into sole possession of 10th on the Cardinals career list. Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo also homered for St. Louis.
Jorge Bonifacio added a two-run homer for Detroit in a late five-run rally in the nightcap. Tommy Edman homered for St. Louis.
The Cardinals are scheduled to host Cincinnati tonight. The Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright (4-0, 2.68) is scheduled to face Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo (1-5, 3.95). Game time is 7:15 at Busch Stadium.