Surging Blue Jays beat slumping Tigers 8-2
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:20:56 GMT —
Adam Lind doubled twice to drive in three runs and Melky Cabrera added a homer and three hits, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Lind's two-run double off Rick Porcello (8-3) in the sixth put Toronto ahead 3-2, and Aaron Loup got out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the bottom of the inning in relief of R.A. Dickey (6-4).
The AL East-leading Blue Jays added three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth in winning for the 18th time in 22 games.
Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, but Kinsler also left the bases loaded twice. The AL Central-leading Tigers left 11 runners on base in their fourth straight loss. Detroit has dropped 12 of 16.
Jose Bautista also had three hits for Toronto, including a two-run double in the ninth.