Toronto Sweeps Detroit With 7-3 Win; Other MLB Scores
Friday Jun 06, 2014 12:00am
Blue Jays sweep Tigers with 7-3 win
(DETROIT) - John Gibbons was all smiles in the visiting manager's office after his Toronto Blue Jays wrapped up yet another sweep of one of the American League's most successful teams. Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander, and the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-3 victory Thursday. The AL East-leading Blue Jays have won 19 of 23, including sweeps of defending champion Boston, AL West-leading Oakland and AL Central-leading Detroit. J.A. Happ (5-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for Toronto. Casey Janssen got the final out for his 10th save in 11 chances. Verlander (6-5) allowed six runs and eight hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out four. Toronto scored three runs each in the fourth and sixth. The Tigers are still in first place, but they should no longer feel too comfortable after dropping 13 of their last 17. The last time Detroit endured a 4-13 stretch spanned the end of the 2010 season and the beginning of 2011, according to STATS. Detroit scored twice in the third and once in the fifth, but the Blue Jays had an answer each time.
OTHER THURSDAY A.L. SCORES
NY Yankees 2 – Oakland 1
Houston 8 – LA Angels 5
Texas 8 – Baltimore 6
THURSDAY INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Miami 11 – Tampa Bay 6
Kansas City 3 – St. Louis 2
Milwaukee 8 – Minnesota 5
Rizzo, Wood homer as Cubs beat Mets
(CHICAGO) - It didn't matter much to Anthony Rizzo that the Chicago Cubs finally swept a series. Winning three straight? That's what registered with him. Rizzo hit a tiebreaking homer, Travis Wood went deep and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-4 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep. Rizzo's solo drive off Vic Black (1-1) with one out in the seventh gave the Chicago a lead after they wasted a four-run lead. Andrew Brown's two-run shot tied it 4-all in the top half. Junior Lake added a two-run triple in the eighth, and the Cubs came away with their first series sweep since they took three at San Francisco last July 26-28. Justin Grimm (2-2) got the win for Chicago in relief. The homer by Rizzo was his team leading 11th of the season.
OTHER THURSDAY N.L. SCORES
San Francisco 6 – Cincinnati 1
Washington 4 – Philadelphia 2
Arizona 12 – Colorado 7
Tigers take pitcher and outfielder in draft
(UNDATED) – The Detroit Tigers took an outfielder and a pitcher in the opening rounds of the Major League Baseball draft. With their first selection Detroit picked Derek Hill, an outfielder from Elk Grove High School in California. In the second round, the Tigers grabbed right-hand pitcher Spencer Turnbull from Alabama.