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Tigers beat the Blue Jays on an Alex Avila single in the 11th

Aug 23, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

Austin Jackson

An eventful game in Detroit this afternoon:

That was much needed by Avila. Not just because it won the game for Detroit, but because it snapped an 0 for 14 snap.

Viva afternoon baseball.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    One heck of a catch by Jackson off Gose. Gose made a nice catch off Cabrera on the play in which the later was hurt. Not sure what would have happened if the second base ump had not blown the call on a steal attempt by Davis. The replay showed that he was safe. The ball got there first, but Davis touched the bag before the tag was made. Tough call for the ump to get right.

    Feel sorry for Happ who out pitched Verlander when he was in the game. A good game to watch.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

      Verlander gave up 2 runs on a home run by Encarnacion. Happ only gave up 1 earned run. He struck out 7 Tigers in 7.3 innings.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 24, 2012 at 2:46 AM

      Gose is terrible, i mean this guy can’t hit for average, no power and doesnt get one base AT ALL!! I hope the jays keep this guy cause he will never be a factor in ANYTHING. Once again the jays farm system proves itself to be the most overrated system in baseball. 20 years boys! HAHAHHHAHAHA

      • nbjays - Aug 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM

        It is truly saddening that a great Clint Eastwood character has to have his name sullied by a loser and ignorant asshole like yourself.

  2. Lukehart80 - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Justin Verlander just doesn’t know how to win.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      Serves him right for that fat pitch he threw to Encarnacion.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Verlander had everything going for him. The Jays were using 3 rookies and collectively, their starting lineup only had 6 career hits off him. In his last start against Toronto, he was only 1 walk away from perfection. Today, he proceed to cough up a 2 run homer to Encarnacion. He was lucky not to take a loss as a wild pitch led to the tying run for Detroit.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 24, 2012 at 6:58 AM

        Verlander should have won easily given the depleted roster he was facing. He did pad his strike out stats, but was very lucky that he did not get the loss.

      • seeinred87 - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM

        If you give up 2 over 9 innings, I’d say you’re unlucky not to get the win.

  3. blackandbluedivision - Aug 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Loooose Detroit. Sale pitched a gem last night and you all want to spoil it by winning too. Loooooose. We out here beating good teams (aside from KC) and you all are playing tee ball with the Blue Jays and other horrible teams. The Tiggers don’t deserve a playoff spot.

  4. adm272012 - Aug 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    yea tball teams like the one we are 7-4 against this year. But dont worry your white sox have 7 more chances

  5. jaysjunkie - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    I thought this one was going to be completely one-sided in Verlander’s favour, based on the Jays’ awful history against him, plus all the rookies and non-regulars playing. Frankly, I thought his strikeout total would be in the 15-17 range, considering the K-prone lineup he was facing. You know things are grim when you’re okay with “only” 12 K’s against your team.

    Turned out to be a fantastic game. Happ deserved much better.

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