By Dave Hart
Blue Jays 7, Tigers 2 – The Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep, defeating the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.
Toronto scored five unanswered runs with three in the third and two in the fifth inning.
Josh Donaldson paced the Blue Jays with a triple, home run and three RBIs while Justin Smoak chipped in with a double, homer and two runs batted in.
The Tigers are now 30-29 on the season, good for a second place tie in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will start a three-game weekend series on the road against the New York Yankees starting Friday night.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (3 games behind first-place Cleveland)
2.5 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 107
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 108
Next Game: 06/10/2016 @ New York Yankees 7:05 p.m. @ Yankee Stadium
Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos HR (11) 2 RBI (35).
Pitching stats: Jordan Zimmermann L (8-3) 4.2 IP 8 H 7 R 7 ER 2 BB 3 K.