By Dave Hart
Tigers 11, Blue Jays 0 – The Tigers blanked the Toronto Blue Jays in the opening game of a three-game series on Monday night.
The Tigers scored four runs in the second inning, two in the third, three in the sixth and added two more in the eighth.
Justin Upton and James McCann each paced Detroit with a home run and three RBIs apiece while J.D. Martinez added two RBIs.
The Tigers are now 29-28 on the season, good for a third place tie in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will look to win its fifth straight game with a victory against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Tied for 3rd 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: 109
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 110
Next Game: 06/07/2016 vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: James McCann 2B (1) HR (3) 3 RBI (14), Justin Upton HR (4) 3 RBI (17), J.D. Martinez 2B (13) 2 RBI (36), Miguel Cabrera RBI (35), Ian Kinsler RBI (33), Nick Castellanos 3B (2).
Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer W (6-1) 6 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 3 BB 5 K.