Detroit 6, Toronto 2

Date - Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 28958

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 45-38 26-16 19-22 W2
Toronto 41-43 23-19 18-24 L2

Recap


Tigers 6, Blue Jays 2: Max Scherzer became baseball's first 13-0 starter in 27 years and Alex Avila sparked Detroit's four-run second inning with a three-run homer as the Tigers beat host Toronto for the second straight night.

Scherzer scattered two runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, fanning eight to become the first starter since Boston's Roger Clemens in 1986 to win his first 13 decisions of the season. Victor Martinez had two hits, including a homer, while Jhonny Peralta added an RBI and scored a run.

Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson (1-3) surrendered six runs on seven hits over five innings. Only one of the Detroit runs was earned as the Tigers capitalized on three Toronto errors.

After Prince Fielder reached on an infield single and advanced to third on a Martinez grounder that second baseman Emilio Bonifacio misplayed, Peralta opened the scoring with a single up the middle. Two outs later, Avila blasted a Johnson offering over the wall in left-center for his sixth homer of the year.

Martinez tacked on a run in the third on a single to center, then made it 6-0 in the fifth with a solo blast into the right-field seats. Colby Rasmus and Maicer Izturis put Toronto on the board in the sixth with a pair of RBI singles to right.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clemens' streak came to an end on July 2, 1986 at the hands of the Blue Jays. ... Tigers CF Austin Jackson made an acrobatic catch to rob Toronto C J.P. Arencibia of a home run in the second. Scherzer reacted to the grab by slapping his glove and pumping his fist. ... Toronto INF Mark DeRosa tripled to right field in the second, his first three-base hit since Sept. 18, 2009.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Toronto
Max Scherzer Player Josh Johnson
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 5.0
8 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 7
2.84 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Detroit   Toronto
Alex Avila Player Emilio Bonifacio
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 8 2 14 .216 23 10 6 2 0 0
Toronto 9 0 12 .257 18 12 2 1 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Tigers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .579 after a loss.