Detroit sports glance: Tigers beat Blue Jays in extra innings on walk-off

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 3, Blue Jays 2 (10 inn) – Ian Kinsler’s walk-off single paced the Tigers over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertKinsler paced Detroit with a double and two RBIs while Miguel Cabrera added a double and an RBI.

Justin Upton chipped in with a double for the Tigers.

Detroit is now currently in the middle of a five-game winning streak.

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead with one run in the fifth and seventh inning.

The Tigers responded with two runs in the ninth before they picked up the victory in the 10th inning.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Matt Boyd picked up a no-decision, allowing a run on three hits while walking and striking out five batters in 5 1/3 innings.

Tigers’ relief pitcher Justin Wilson picked up the win, tossing a clean top of the 10th inning.

The Blue Jays were led by Kevin Pillar with a solo homer while Jose Bautista chipped in with an RBI.

The Tigers are now 30-28 on the season, good for a second place tie in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Detroit will look to pick up its second straight three-game series sweep with a win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon.

Record: 30-28

Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (3 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1.5 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 107

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 109

Next Game: 06/08/2016 vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (12) 2 RBI (35), Miguel Cabrera 2B (12) RBI (36), Justin Upton 2B (13).

Pitching stats: Justin Wilson W (2-1) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K, Matt Boyd 5.1 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 5 BB 5 K.

 

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