Blue Jays rally late to beat slumping Tigers
Hill hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning, capping the
“It’s great to see us keep coming back,” Hill said.
“I think it’s a case that you never have the appreciation of how hard it is to win games up here,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. “And I think we’re struggling through that a little bit right now.”
“On that kind of play I always go back and tag up, no matter what, just in case,” Wells said.
Scutaro singled with two out in the ninth. He then stole second before Hill drilled
“I was looking for a fastball, you have to when a guy can throw that hard,” Hill said. “But he threw a changeup and it was up.”
Hill, who leads the A.L. with 299 total bases, only rejoined the
Rodney (2-4) allowed two runs and two hits while getting just two outs. He also walked a batter.
Cabrera’s three-run homer off
Richmond gave up six runs on five hits in 4 1-3 innings, walking four and striking out three.
“Plain and simple it’s lack of fastball command,” Richmond said.
Wells immediately cut the deficit to two when he went deep to lead off the sixth for his 14th homer and Scutaro’s two-out shot in the seventh, his 12th, made it 6-5.
Granderson hit the 23rd leadoff homer of his career, tying him with Lou Whitaker for the
Barajas’ two-run blast in the top of the second put Toronto up 2-1. Barajas followed
But Avila’s two-run shot in the bottom of the second restored Detroit’s lead. He hit Richmond’s 2-0 pitch deep into the right-field stands for his fifth homer. It also scored
Scutaro’s RBI single in the fifth tied it at 3.
“They were ready for the fastball all night, but those two (to Wells and Scutaro) were just up,” Jackson said.
NOTES: Detroit LHP