Blue Jays rally to beat Tigers in 10 innings

July 9, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) throws to first for the out in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
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Danny Jensen hit a game-tying two-run home run in the ninth, Nathan Lukes doubled home-goal run in the 10th and the visiting toronto blue jays edged out Detroit Tigers Sunday afternoon 4-3

Matt Chapman reached base three times and scored two runs for Toronto, which was held to no hits by Detroit on Saturday. Jensen’s homer came off Alex Lange, which concluded the Tigers‘ United no-hitter

Yimi Garcia (3-3) pitched an inning of scoreless relief for the win. Jordan Romano struck out all three batters he faced for his 26th save.

In the 10th, Toronto’s automatic runner Alejandro Kirk was put out at third on a fielder’s choice by Dalton Vershow. Lukes then hit a double to opposite field off Jose Cisnero (2-2) and Versho came in to score.

Riley Green had two hits, one run and one RBI for Detroit. Tigers Starter Tarik Skubel, making his second appearance this season, pitched four scoreless innings with two hits and five strikeouts.

Tigers A run scored in the second. Javier Báez and Aqeel Baddoo singled to put runners on the corners. Miguel Cabrera brought in Baez with a single.

Andy Ibanez spun off the field to advance Cabrera to second. Toronto starter Chris Bassitt avoided further damage by striking out Eric Haase and retiring Zack McKinstry on a popout.

Green took a 2–0 lead in the third when he blasted a 3–2 pitch over the right-center field fence, his 10th at-bat.

Bassett came out with a 3–0 lead in the fifth after McKinstry, Green and Spencer Torkelson delivered three consecutive hits. Detroit failed to score any more runs in the inning as Trevor Richards struck out the next three batters.

Bassett allowed three runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out four without a walk.

Chapman led off the seventh with a triple off the center field wall against Reese Olson. Jensen fouled out before Chapman scored on Kirk’s grounder.

Detroit reliever Chasen Shreve helped maintain a two-run lead in the eighth with a double play.

Lang struck out Bo Bichette on three pitches in the top of the ninth. Wladimir Guerrero Jr. exited the field before Chapman could even walk. Jensen then tied the game with a 1–0 home run over the left field wall.

–Field Level Media

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