MLB: St. Louis 3, Detroit 1

June 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

DETROIT, June 20 (UPI) -- Jake Westbrook threw his first complete game in more than two years Wednesday in sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 decision over Detroit.

Westbrook (6-6) -- who is in his 12th season in the majors -- gave up an unearned run on five hits and struck out five. He had a career-best five shutouts during the 2004 season while with Cleveland.

This was his first complete game since May 16, 2010. He has 14 overall.

St. Louis trailed 1-0 heading into the fifth, but Daniel Descalso tied it in that inning with a sacrifice fly and Matt Holliday scored the go-ahead run in the sixth when Yadier Molina grounded into a double play.

A fielding error by shortstop Jhonny Peralta in the eighth allowed Molina to score the final St. Louis run.

Rick Porcello (4-5) took the loss, giving up three runs on 10 hits in seven innings.

Detroit had won three in a row.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback