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Tigers Even World Series With Cardinals at Win Apiece


The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals are tied at one game each in Major League Baseball's World Series.

Playing in frigid conditions Sunday, host Detroit beat St. Louis, 3-1, to even the best-of-seven championship series.

The Tigers got two runs in the first inning. Left fielder Craig Monroe blasted a solo home run. Carlos Guillen later doubled deep to left field, allowing Magglio Ordonez to cross home plate. Guillen's turn to score came in the fifth inning when first baseman Sean Casey singled to right field. The Cardinals tried to rally in the ninth inning and loaded the bases. But they scored just one run.

On the mound, Detroit starting pitcher Kenny Rogers went eight shutout innings and allowed just two hits. Jeff Weaver lasted five innings for St. Louis.

Game Three is Tuesday when the series shifts to St. Louis for the next three games. Nate Robertson will be the likely starting pitcher for Detroit while St. Louis is expected to start Chris Carpenter.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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