It was a slug fest in Toronto as the Blue Jays took a first inning 4 run lead on the Detroit Tigers starter Doug Fister. The Tigers returned the favor by scoring 6 in the top of the second for ta two run lead but it was short-lived after the Blue Jays pushed two across in the bottom of the second to tie the game.
Desperate to save his bullpen, Leyland stuck with Fister. It turned out to be a good decision as Fister threw 4 scoreless after getting knocked around early. Fisters went 6 innings and gave up 6 runs but it was the gutty performance the Tigers needed. After Fister left the game the bullpen then took over with three scoreless innings culminating in a Joaquin Benoit save; his sixth of the year.
The Tigers bats made a return totalling 12 hits and seven runs including a three-run home run by Miguel Cabrera in the top of the second. Alex Avila celebrated being recalled from the disabled list by knocking in two RBI on a single also in the top of the second.
It was a win the Tigers needed to stop their slide in the American League Central standings. They will get a chance to start a win streak tomorrow night as Max Scherzer take the hill in an attempt to push his record to 13-0. First pitch is at 7:07 and you can catch the action from Toronto on Fox Sports Detroit.
Topics: Detroit Tigers