Toronto Flies Out of Detroit With Series Win

July 28: Detroit 11, Toronto 2

It was close until the fifth inning, when Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach, Harry Heilmann, and Miguel Cabrera all reached safely in a row, capped off by a Cabrera three-run blast.

Backup infielder Travis Fryman tripled and homered. Justin Verlander threw his first nine-inning start since his first game of the year.

                   R  H BB
TOR 000 002 000 -  2  7  6
DET 000 241 03x - 11 13  4

HR: M. Cabrera (6), T. Fryman (2)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
D. Stieb      4.1  6  6  1  3  1  
J. Verlander  9.0  2  2  0  6  9 

TOR 44-56, DET 48-52

July 29: Toronto 3, Detroit 1

Juan Guzman is sometimes about the worst starting pitcher in the league, and sometimes strings together back-to-back games of eight innings and one run allowed. He did the latter in this one, giving up just one walk and five singles.

Hal Newhouser was mostly good for Detroit and struck out a season high 11. But he got wild in the second inning when he walked three. Carlos Delgado collected the game-winning RBI on a bases loaded base on balls in the frame.

                  R H BB
TOR 020 000 001 - 3 9  3
DET 000 100 000 - 1 5  1

HR: none

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Guzman     8.0  1  1  0  1  5  
H. Newhouser  9.0  3  3  0  3 11 

TOR 45-56, DET 48-53

roberto-alomar-ap2July 30: Toronto 9, Detroit 1

The Blue Jays knocked George Uhle around for 2.2 innings to ice the series. Toronto hit for the cycle in the third inning on singles by Roberto Alomar and Ernie Whitt, a double by Delgado, triple by Edwin Encarnacion, and three-run homer by Rance Mulliniks. Alomar walked once, singled thrice, and stole three bags.

Toronto took four of six from Detroit this year, and improved to an impressive 15-15 in inter-division play, which is oddly quite a bit better than their intra-division record. The Expansion Division is on a bit of a roll, having won the last four inter-division series played.

                  R  H BB
TOR 015 003 000 - 9 12  5
DET 000 100 000 - 1  8  1

HR: R. Mulliniks (5)

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Halladay  7.0  1  1  0  1  2  
G. Uhle      2.2  6  6  1  2  1 

TOR 46-56, DET 48-54
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