By Dave Hart
Blue Jays 6, Tigers 1– The Tigers headed into the All-Star break with their third loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the last four games.
The Tigers are currently tied for second-place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez continued his struggles, allowing five runs on eight hits in four innings.
Toronto was paced by Josh Donaldson with a three-run homer while Josh Thole added two RBIs.
The Blue Jays jumped out to a 5-0 lead with two runs in the second inning and three in the fourth.
The Tigers responded with their lone run in the fifth inning before Toronto closed out the scoring with a tally in the eighth.
Detroit will return home after the break to face the Kansas City Royals starting on Friday night.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind first-place Cleveland)
4 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 77
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 82
Next Game: 07/15/2016 vs Kansas City Royals 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: James McCann RBI (23), Ian Kinsler 3B (3), Mike Aviles 3B (1), Cameron Maybin SB (10)
Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez L (5-10) 4 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 6 K.