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Tigers turn first triple play since 2001, beat Blue Jays 5-4

With runners at first and second, third baseman Candelario backhanded Kevin Pillar's grounder and stepped on third base before throwing the ball to second. Second baseman Ian Kinsler made a quick turn there, and his throw to first narrowly beat Pillar for the Tigers' first triple play since Aug. 1, 2001.

TORONTO (AP) - Jeimer Candelario helped turn Detroit's first triple play in 16 years, Nicholas Castellanos slugged his third career grand slam and the Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night.

With runners at first and second, third baseman Candelario backhanded Kevin Pillar's grounder and stepped on third base before throwing the ball to second. Second baseman Ian Kinsler made a quick turn there, and his throw to first narrowly beat Pillar for the Tigers' first triple play since Aug. 1, 2001.

It was the ninth time the Blue Jays have hit into a triple play and first since July 2015.

Castellanos hit his slam off Marcus Stroman (11-7) in the third inning, and Kinsler added a solo shot in the seventh.

Tigers right-hander Buck Farmer (4-2) allowed two runs, one earned, in five innings. Shane Greene got his seventh save.

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