TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays welcomed Tiger starter Anibal Sanchez to the American League with three home runs to beat the Tigers 5-1 .
Edwin Encarnacion, Colby Rasmus and Yunel Escobar all homered.
After taking over first place from the Chicago White Sox the Tigers have now lost four of five games and have fallen back to second place in the American League central division.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, “Right now, you can’t sugarcoat it, we’re not hitting,” and “We’re not driving in runs and we’re not hitting.”
Sanchez gave up five runs in six innings of work. He threw 96 pitches and struck out three
Other American League Scores
Seattle 4 – Kansas City 3 Kevin Millwood leads Mariners over Royals
Boston 8 – New York 6 – Red Sox rally with two runs in the ninth-inning against Rafael Soriano to beat the Yankees.
Toronto 5 – Detroit 1 – Anabel Sanchez gets beat up by the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay – Los Angeles – Matt Moore is solid for the Rays and Ben Zobrist homers to lead Tampa Bay.
Chicago 5 – Texas 2 – Adam Dunn hit his 31st home run of the season, and all critical as his 17th the power the White Sox over the Rangers
Minnesota 12 – Cleveland 5 – Josh Willingham hits his 27th home run and the Twins beat up Justin Masterson and the Indians
Oakland 6 – Baltimore 1 – The Athletics stay hot and Yoenis Cespedes power them to victory over the Orioles