Kolten Wong snapped a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning home run to right, a 434-foot blast against Alfredo Simon, as the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers with a 2-1 win. Lance Lynn (3-3) posted the win, allowing one run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. Lynn walked two, struck out seven and benefited from a key eighth-inning double play induced by Seth Maness.
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The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last four games, with nine of them coming via the home-run ball. ... Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his 13th save. ... St. Louis' Nos. 7, 8 and 9 hitters were a combined 3-for-6 with a homer, a triple, two runs, three walks and two RBIs. ... It was the 300th career victory for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.
John Lackey (2-2, 3.22 ERA) will pitch against Matt Harvey (5-1, 2.31 ERA) in the opener of a four-game series against the New York Mets at 6:10 p.m. Monday at Citi Field.