Cabrera hits No. 501 in Tigers’ win over Cardinals

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Detroit Tigers’ Harold Castro and Akil Baddoo (60) celebrate a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Robbie Grossman hit back-to-back home runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 interleague victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Two days after hitting his 500th homer, Cabrera connected on No. 501. He crushed a 79-mph slider by starter Jack Flaherty into Big Mac Land, which is name of the upper left field deck, in the third inning. At 423 feet, it was his second longest home run this season.

The Cardinals immediately removed starter Jack Flaherty (9-2) with what the team said was right shoulder tightness.

Casey Mize (7-6) pitched five scoreless innings. He checked the Cardinals on three hits.

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