Detroit 4, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 35975

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 54-48 28-21 26-27 W1
Toronto 51-50 28-23 23-27 L1

Recap

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 1: Doug Fister tossed eight strong innings and Jhonny Peralta provided the offense with a pair of home runs as visiting Detroit salvaged the final contest of a three-game series, snapping Toronto's three-game win streak.

Fister (5-7) struck out nine - one shy of his season high - and scattered seven hits for his fourth consecutive quality start, and Jose Valverde struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 20th save. 

Brett Cecil (2-4) kept up the solid pitching that helped Toronto claim the first two games of the series, going 6 2/3 innings in his longest outing of the year. He struck out seven and allowed just four hits.

Cecil's only major mistake was a 3-2 breaking ball that Peralta belted into the bullpen beyond the left-field wall for a three-run homer in the second. Peralta added his eighth homer in the ninth against Joel Carreno, driving a 1-2 curveball to left-center. 

The Blue Jays' only run came in the first, when Rajai Davis led off the inning with a broken-bat single, stole second and took third on a throwing error before scoring on a Colby Rasmus groundout. 

The Tigers moved within 1.5 games of the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox, who lost at Texas on Sunday night.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Tigers avoided their first sweep in Toronto since Sept. 5-7, 2003. … Fister has recorded eight or more strikeouts in three of his last four outings and four times in all this season. … Peralta has seven two-homer games in his career, including three with the Tigers. This was his first since Aug. 15, 2010. … Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie went 0-for-3 to snap his hit streak at seven games, but SS Yunel Escobar went 1-for-3 to extend his streak to seven games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Toronto
Doug Fister Player Brett Cecil
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 6.2
9 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 4
1.12 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Detroit   Toronto
Jhonny Peralta Player Rajai Davis
2 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
8 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 5 2 12 .161 6 8 4 4 0 1
Toronto 7 0 7 .206 12 11 1 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .449 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Tigers have a W/L % of .453 after a win and .612 after a loss.