TORONTO – Justin Smoak led away from ninth inning with a home race and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Detroit 4: 3 on Saturday, giving the Tigers the 11th Straight Loss
Smoak against helper Joe Jimenez (3-1) for his 11th homer of the season.
Seyunghwan Oh (4-2) worked an inning for the win. Randal Grichuk also heated for the Blue Jays, who won 10 of 11 at home.
John Hicks hit a solo homer in the Detroit second by Sam Gaviglio and Nick Castellanos made 3: 0 with a double-shot in third, his 12th
Matt Boyd held the Blue Jays without a beat until Kevin Pillar's lead in the fifth round doubled. Pillar was moved to third place by Aledmys Diaz and was called by Devon Travis for a ground-out before Grichuk hit his Binding Homer.
Boyd allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He went two and hit seven.
Gaviglio recorded three runs and four hits in seven innings, matching his longest outing of the season.
Leonys Martin and Castellanos beat consecutive singles of Joe Biagini in the eighth, but the Blue Jays right-handed pulled back the next three battles in the sequence.
Martin helped preserve the 3-3 bond in the bottom of the eighth by throwing Travis at home plate. Travis tried to center on Yangervis Solarte's single from minute to minute, but failed to beat Martin's one-hop throw.
The sunroof at the Rogers Center closed with a Toronto heat alarm. The outside temperature was 88 degrees, at high humidity it felt like 106.
Tiger: RHP Alex Wilson had to go in the eighth due to an inflamed left calf. Wilson missed almost a month earlier this season due to a load in his left foot. … RHP Drew VerHagen will join Triple A Toledo on Saturday night to begin an injury rehabilitation task. VerHagen is out since June 20th.
Blue Jays: Toronto put RHP Ryan Tepera (elbow) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled RHP Jake Petricka from Triple-A Buffalo.
Tigers RHP Jordan Zimmerman (2-0, 4.35) meets Blue Jays LHP JA Happ (10-3, 3.62) on Canada Day in Toronto. Zimmerman allowed seven runs in his previous start against Toronto on June 8, 2016. Happ has won six straight decisions and is unbeaten in eight outings.
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