Jays Drop Tigers In 19 Inning Marathon 6-5
Jose Bautista's single in the bottom of the 19th inning provided the winning run as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers, in a second straight extra inning game, 6-5 at Rogers Centre Sunday afternoon. The Tigers (63-52) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after four innings on RBI doubles from J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler, Martinez and Nick Castellanos also added RBI singles. Toronto (63-56) fought back with four runs in the sixth and seventh then tied it in the bottom of the ninth for the second straight game with an RBI single from Jose Reyes. Rick Porcello (13-7) entered the game in the 17th as Detroit was out of relievers and took the loss. Chad Jenkins pitched six innings of relief to earn his first win of the season. David Price (11-8) started his second game for the Tigers and earned a second straight no decision. Detroit will now face the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four game interleague series with each team hosting two games. The first of two in Pittsburgh is Monday night at PNC Park. Justin Verlander (10-10) will throw for the Tigers and Jeff Locke (3-3) will start for Pittsburgh. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40pm on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.