Rogers has hand in win

41-year-old Tiger evens series

smudge mark sparks controversy

Tigers 3 Cardinals 1

World Series

October 23, 2006|By Dan Connolly

DETROIT -- Kenny Rogers' smudged left hand quickly got the attention of the St. Louis Cardinals. It was his resurgent left arm, though, that held them and the sold-out Comerica Park crowd captive.

Rogers, 41, once the poster boy for postseason ineptitude, continued his improbable dominance this October with another scoreless performance in the Detroit Tigers' 3-1 victory last night that tied the World Series at one game apiece.

World Series Game 3 Tigers@Cardinals, tomorrow, 8:33 p.m., chs. 45, 5 Starters: Detroit (Robertson 13-13) vs. St. Louis (Carpenter 15-8)

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