DETROIT The Tigers made mental mistakes, physicalmistakes, struggled offensively, got another player hurt and lost 3-1 to St.Louis Wednesday night.
In the long run, though, it will quite possibly turn out to have been a goodnight.
Jim Leyland has talked all season about the need to get his "BigFour" starters on a roll at the same time. That hasn't happened, becauseof Doug Fister's stints on the disabled list and the inconsistent performances byMax Scherzer and Rick Porcello.
In the last four games, though, it seems like things might be about to change.
It started Saturday, when Fister came off the DL to throw six shutout inningsagainst Colorado.
Scherzer was just as good on Sunday, holding the Rockies scoreless for eightinnings, and Justin Verlander was his usual self on Tuesday, allowing oneearned run in his seven innings.
That left things up to Porcello, and he kept the run going. He couldn't match Cardinalsstarter Jake Westbrook, who tossed a complete-game five-hitter, bu...