KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- There could be an opportunity for Tyler Lyons to make a case for a permanent place in the St. Louis Cardinals' injury-plagued rotation.
Lyons had a solid debut in his last outing and will face a Kansas City Royals team that is one defeat shy of a franchise-record home losing streak entering Tuesday night's contest.
St. Louis (33-17) has lost Jaime Garcia for the year, and Jake Westbrook and John Gast are currently on the disabled list.
That's why the 25-year-old Lyons (1-0, 1.29 ERA) had his contract purchased from Triple-A Memphis for his debut last Wednesday in a 5-3 win at San Diego. He yielded one run over seven innings and also singled once in three at-bats.
"I pitched well, I got a hit and we won the ballgame," Lyons said. "It doesn't get much better than that."
Known for his sinker, Lyons went 2-1 with a 4.47 ERA in eight starts at Memphis. He could cause problems for Kansas City (21-27), which is 4-10 against left-handed starters.
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