Toronto 5, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 41832

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Toronto 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 53-48 28-21 25-27 L3
Toronto 51-49 28-22 23-27 W3

Recap


Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1: Henderson Alvarez worked seven strong innings and Edwin Encarnacion hit one of three Toronto home runs in a victory over visiting Detroit.

Encarnacion's career-best 28th home run of the season put the Blue Jays ahead for good en route to their third straight win. Colby Rasmus and Yunel Escobar also went deep in support of Alvarez (7-7), who limited the Tigers to a run on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez (0-1), making his Detroit debut after being acquired in a trade with Miami earlier in the week, was tagged for five runs on eight hits over six frames. He walked three and struck out three.

Toronto opened the scoring in the third on a Rasmus sacrifice fly, but the Tigers roared back to tie in the fourth. Delmon Young hit a two-out single and came around to score on a Brennan Boesch double to the gap in left-center field.

Encarnacion put a charge into the Rogers Centre crowd in the bottom half of the frame, drilling a 1-1 fastball from Sanchez into the visitors' bullpen in right-center.

Escobar extended the lead in the sixth. Making his return after missing three games with lower back stiffness, the veteran shortstop blasted a shot into the center-field seats for his seventh of the season.

Rasmus put the game away an inning later, ending Sanchez's afternoon with a two-run homer to right field. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Henderson's seven-inning stint matched his longest home outing of the season, and marked just the second time this month that a Toronto starter worked seven innings. ... Rasmus has 63 RBIs this season, three shy of his career high set in 2010 with the St. Louis Cardinals. ... Sanchez has been torched for 11 runs in just 9 2/3 career innings against Toronto. ... Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis stole two bases, giving him 27 on the season - good for second in the American League behind Angels rookie Mike Trout.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Toronto
Anibal Sanchez Player Henderson Alvarez
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 5
7.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Detroit   Toronto
Brennan Boesch Player Colby Rasmus
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 5 0 6 .167 11 5 1 3 0 0
Toronto 10 3 22 .312 14 5 5 4 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .449 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Tigers have a W/L % of .453 after a win and .604 after a loss.