Cardinals recall Tyler Lyons to start Tuesday, option Tuivailala to Triple-A


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ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis to start Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs and optioned rookie right-hander Sam Tuivailala to Memphis.

The 27-year-old Lyons was 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA in four starts for Memphis with 26 strikeouts in 21 1-3 innings. He threw eight shutout innings against Rock Round his last start on April 28.

Lyons is 2-8 with a 4.62 ERA in 23 career major league appearances, including 12 starts. He worked 4 2-3 innings scoreless innings in relief with a career-high eight strikeouts in the first game of a double-header against the Cubs on Aug. 30, 2014.

Tuivailala appeared in one game with St. Louis, allowing one run in two innings Sunday against the Pirates.

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