Lind stays hot as Blue Jays top TigersMay 7, 2011 - 7:19 AM
Corey Patterson and J.P. Arencibia each brought in two runs for the Blue Jays, who are back home following a 10-game road trip in which they compiled a 5-5 mark.
Toronto starter Jesse Litsch (3-2) was solid in 6 1/3 innings, allowing just four hits and one run while fanning nine batters to get the win.
Brandon Inge drove in two runs for Detroit, which entered the series with three straight wins to finish a four-game home set with the Yankees.
Phil Coke (1-5) was saddled with the loss, the Tigers' fourth straight on the road. The left-hander was touched for 11 hits and four runs in six innings.
"I thought he hung in there and battled and gave us a chance," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of Coke.
The game got interesting late in the game when Detroit plated three runs in the ninth, thanks to Inge's two-RBI double and Scott Sizemore's run-scoring single. Brennan Boesch then came up to represent the game-tying run, but lined out to second to end the game and hand Frank Francisco his second save of the season.
Toronto got after Coke right away in the first inning.
Rajai Davis singled to start the home half. After a Patterson strikeout, the Jays reeled off four consecutive singles. Lind, Juan Rivera, and Arencibia all had RBI singles during the span for a 3-0 lead.
The Blue Jays punched in another run in the third when Rivera singled and scored from first on Arencibia's double into the right-center gap.
Detroit got on the board in the fourth after Victor Martinez crossed home on a Jhonny Peralta ground out to third, but Lind's solo shot got the run back for Toronto in the seventh.
The Blue Jays opened up the game in the eighth, with a bloop hit that dropped right in front of a diving Don Kelly. Both Edwin Encarnacion and Mike McCoy scored on the hit for a 7-1 lead that helped stave off the Tigers' late run.
"We needed every run we scored," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said.
Lind extended his hit streak to a season high 11 games...Detroit and Toronto split eight meetings a season ago, with each ballclub recording a 2-2 mark as the host...Toronto has won six of its last nine meetings to the Tigers at home...Detroit fell to 6-11 on the road this season.
- DETROIT: 4
May 6 10:03 PM
- Scott Sizemore single to right scored Brandon Inge with two outs. Runners on first and third and Brennan Boesch due up.
Tigers 4, Blue Jays 7 Top 9, 2 OutsMay 6 10:03 PM
- Don Kelly singled to right. Runners on first and third with two outs and Scott Sizemore due up.
Tigers 3, Blue Jays 7 Top 9, 2 OutsMay 6 9:56 PM
- Corey Patterson double to right center scored Edwin Encarnacion and Mike McCoy with two outs. Runner on second and Yunel Escobar due up.
Tigers 1, Blue Jays 7 Bot 8, 2 OutsMay 6 9:40 PM
- Adam Lind one-out, solo Home Run (7) to right center. Juan Rivera due up.
Tigers 1, Blue Jays 5 Bot 7, 1 OutMay 6 9:16 PM
- Jhonny Peralta grounded out third to first, scoring Victor Martinez with two outs. Runner on second and Alex Avila due up.
Tigers 1, Blue Jays 4 Top 4, 2 OutsMay 6 8:21 PM
- J.P. Arencibia double to right scored Juan Rivera with none out. Runner on second and Edwin Encarnacion due up.
Tigers 0, Blue Jays 4 Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 6 8:06 PM
- J.P. Arencibia single to center scored Adam Lind with one out. Runners on first and second and Edwin Encarnacion due up.
Tigers 0, Blue Jays 3 Bot 1, 1 OutMay 6 7:32 PM
- Juan Rivera single to center scored Yunel Escobar with one out. Runners on first and second and J.P. Arencibia due up.
Tigers 0, Blue Jays 2 Bot 1, 1 OutMay 6 7:30 PM
- Adam Lind single to left scored Rajai Davis with one out. Runners on first and second and Juan Rivera due up.
Tigers 0, Blue Jays 1 Bot 1, 1 OutMay 6 7:27 PM
- DETROIT: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 6 7:09 PM
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