Verlander struggles, but Tigers rally past Jays
Scutaro’s second error in two innings allowed
“I’m sure the ball was a little wet,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. “We might’ve caught a break. We did catch a break.”
It started raining in the ninth inning,
“I’ve hit a lot of home runs in my career, and that one felt like that was my first big league home run,” said Huff, who was acquired from Baltimore in a waiver deal. “Every win means so much. I’ve never been on a team where every game means so much. It’s just a great time.”
“Nothing to say. Just went off my mitt. That’s it,” Scutaro said.
Scutaro’s first gaffe started the tying rally in the ninth.
Granderson reached on Scutaro’s error and pinch-hitter Avila followed with a single. Huff, batting for shortstop
“It was a fastball count. … I’ve had success getting him out with heaters,” Frasor said. “I didn’t think I got it in enough. He was looking heater and he got it.”
Toronto wiped out Detroit’s 2-0 lead with five in the sixth.
Encarnacion capped the inning with his homer one out later. The drive to left-center was his second home run.
Raburn gave Detroit a 1-0 lead when he led off the first inning with his 12th homer. He drilled Purcey’s 2-1 pitch off the left-field pole.
Raburn’s RBI single gave the
Detroit RHP reliever