Fielder powers Tigers past Blue JaysApr 11, 2013 - 8:23 PM
Torii Hunter added two hits, three RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Tigers, who have won four of their last six contests.
Doug Fister (2-0) struck out five and surrendered a run on eight hits and a walk over eight innings in the win.
Josh Johnson (0-1) was shelled for six runs on seven hits and two walks in just 1 1/3 innings for Toronto, which has dropped three of its last four tilts.
The game was tied at 1-1 before the Tigers erupted for five runs in the second and added four more in the fifth.
Jhonny Peralta, Alex Avila began the frame with back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners before Omar Infante brought Peralta home with a sacrifice fly to left. Avila crossed the plate on Austin Jackson's base hit to right-center. Jackson, who advanced to second on the throw home, was pushed across when Hunter snuck a grounder through the hole on the right side. After Miguel Cabrera belted a triple into the gap to plate Hunter, he scored on Fielder's single to left-center.
Hunter snuck a two-run single through the hole on the right side and Fielder laced a two-run double in the fifth to make it 10-1.
Fielder's sacrifice fly to left in the seventh upped the margin to 11-1.
Earlier, Victor Martinez's run-scoring single in the first got Detroit on the board before Mark DeRosa's sacrifice fly to right in the visitor's second knotted the contest.
The red-hot Fielder is 9-for-19 with 13 RBI over his last six games ... Jackson registered three hits and three runs ... The Tigers were 7-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
- TORONTO: 1
Apr 11 4:08 PM
- Prince Fielder sacrifice fly out to left scored Austin Jackson. Runner on first with two outs and Victor Martinez due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 11 Bot 7, 2 OutsApr 11 3:33 PM
- Prince Fielder doubled to right scored Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter. Runner on second with two outs and Victor Martinez due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 10 Bot 5, 2 OutsApr 11 3:03 PM
- Torii Hunter singled to right scored Alex Avila and Omar Infante. On the play, Austin Jackson advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Miguel Cabrera due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 8 Bot 5, 1 OutApr 11 2:58 PM
- Prince Fielder singled to left scored Miguel Cabrera. Runner on first with one out and Victor Martinez due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 6 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 11 1:51 PM
- Miguel Cabrera tripled to right scored Torii Hunter. Runner on third with one out and Prince Fielder due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 5 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 11 1:50 PM
- Torii Hunter singled to right scored Austin Jackson. Runner on first with one out and Miguel Cabrera due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 4 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 11 1:47 PM
- Austin Jackson singled to right scored Alex Avila. On the play, Jackson advances to second on the throw. Runner on second with one out and Torii Hunter due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 3 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 11 1:46 PM
- Omar Infante sacrifice fly out to left scored Jhonny Peralta. On the play, Alex Avila advances to second. Runner on second with one out and Austin Jackson due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 2 Bot 2, 1 OutApr 11 1:43 PM
- Mark DeRosa sacrifice fly out to right scored Rajai Davis. Runner on first with two outs and Maicer Izturis due up.
Blue Jays 1, Tigers 1 Top 2, 2 OutsApr 11 1:34 PM
- Victor Martinez singled to left scored Miguel Cabrera. On the play, Prince Fielder advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Andy Dirks due up.
Blue Jays 0, Tigers 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsApr 11 1:24 PM
- TORONTO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Apr 11 1:08 PM
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