Niko Goodrum scored the winning run on a sac fly in the 10th inning as the Tigers edged the Blue Jays 3-2
- The Tigers opened the scoring in the top of the 1st as Victor Martinez singled home Nicholas Castellanos
- The Blue Jays tied the game in the bottom of the 4th as Curtis Granderson scored on a Teoscar Hernandez ground out
- The Tigers took the lead in the top of the 6th as Castellanos scored on a ground out by John Hicks
- Ryan Borucki pitching line: 7IP 6H 2R (both earned) 0BB 8K 97 pitches (68 for strikes)
- Mike Fiers pitching line: 8IP 3H 1R (earned) 1BB 5K 89 pitches (67 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays tied it in the bottom of the 9th as Justin Smoak walked with the bases loaded to force in Devon Travis
- The Tigers retook the lead in the top of the 10th on a Jose Iglesias sac fly that scored Niko Goodrum
- Final score: Tigers 3 Blue Jays 2
- Ryan Borucki was great in his second career start. He had a rocky start in the 1st inning, giving up 4 straight hits, but escaped the jam with just 1 run allowed. He allowed just 2 more hits and a run the rest of the way. This strong showing warrants a longer look when starters come back healthy. Borucki could replace both Jaime Garcia and Sam Gaviglio in the rotation if he keeps playing like this
- Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire made a costly mistake pulliing starter Mike Fiers after he pitched 8 solid innings with only 89 pitches. His closer Joe Jiminez nearly cost the Tigers the game, loading the bases on 2 walks (one intentional) and a double. Jiminez walked Smoak to force in a run but got Luke Maile to ground into a force out to escape the inning
- The Tigers won this won because they got timely hitting and their starting pitcher was just as brilliant as the Blue Jays starting pitcher
- The Blue Jays left 17 runners on base today and were 2-6 with runners in scoring position.
- Up next, Jose Bautista makes his return to Toronto as he and the NY Mets are in town for a quick two game series. Game 1 sees righty Marco Estrada pitching against Mets righty Zach Wheeler. The two teams split the 2 games back in NY with identical 12-1 blowouts. Will these two games also be high-scoring?