Tigers Get Some Revenge

Detroit takes small satisfaction in sweep of struggling St. Louis
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2007 10:43 PM CDT
Tigers Get Some Revenge
Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen slides under the arm of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen, who is reaching out for the ball thrown by right fielder So Taguchi, in the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game Sunday, May 20, 2007 in Detroit. Guillen advanced on Sean Casey's line out to...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Behind eight solid innings from Justin Verlander, the Tigers finished a sweep of the swooning Cardinals, who at nine games under .500 reside near the basement of the hapless NL Central. St. Louis had taken the World Series from Detroit last year, 4-1, and the Tigers acknowledged that their revenge was both sweet and insufficient.

First baseman Sean Casey said, "It will never be a payback, unless it's in the World Series."  Detroit manager Jim Leyland regretted whomping on his friend Tony La Russa's club: "To be honest, I wish we didn't play them this year." (Read more MLB stories.)

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