Tigers Lose Again

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Vernon Wells' two-out, two-run double capped a four-run seventh inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Adam Lind had three hits, including a home run. He drove in two runs for Toronto, which has won two straight over Detroit to move two games above .500.
Gary Sheffield hit two home runs and Magglio Ordonez also homered for Detroit. The Tigers have lost nine of their last 12 games.
After the Tigers went ahead 4-1 with three in the sixth, the Blue Jays did their damage off relievers Bobby Seay and Joel Zumaya in the seventh.
Seay relieved starter Zach Miner and allowed a single to Lind and a double to John McDonald sandwiched around a strikeout. Joe Inglett brought in a run with a groundout. Zumaya came in and allowed Marco Scutaro's RBI single to make it 4-3. After a walk to Alex Rios, Wells lined a pitch into the left-center gap to bring in Scuttaro and Rios and give Toronto the lead.
Lind singled in a run in the ninth.
A.J. Burnett (15-9) won his fifth consecutive game. He allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings, walking one and striking out six. Brandon League pitched the seventh, Scott Downs the eighth and B.J. Ryan the ninth for his 23rd save in 26 chances.
Zumaya (0-2) got the loss. He faced five batters, and gave up two hits and three walks. Zumaya was charged with two runs.
Lind gave Toronto a 1-0 lead with his two-out solo homer in the second. He drove Miner's 0-1 pitch deep into the right-field stands for his sixth home run, estimated at 425 feet.
Sheffield tied it with his first homer, with two out in the second.
Ordonez led off the sixth with his 15th home run to give Detroit a 2-1 lead. Sheffield hit his second homer, 12th of the season and 492nd of his career two outs later. Brandon Inge added a RBI double later in the inning.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 26896274 - wilx.com/a?a=26896274