Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th

DETROIT (AP) Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park.

Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The Tigers won for only the eighth time in their last 41 games. It was just their 13th victory at home on the season, the fewest in the majors.

''I love these guys. This team, we've been through a lot,'' Castellanos said. ''The personalities in this team want to do good so bad, and they know that this is their opportunity, so the fact that everybody's jumping around me, dumping stuff on me and we're all smiling after a big win like that ... that's a good moment.''

The victory didn't come easily. Closer Shane Greene allowed a tying, two-run homer by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the ninth, but Castellanos connected on the first pitch thrown by Tim Mayza (0-1) for his 11th homer of the season. It could be his last big moment for Detroit. Castellanos is a candidate to be dealt as the trade deadline approaches.

Castellanos said he isn't preoccupied with trade speculation.

''I'm at the point where I really don't care what happens,'' Castellanos said. ''Why care? I can't control it. Why care if one day my hair is going to turn gray if I can't control it? I don't know if that analogy makes any sense, but it popped into my head.''

Nick Ramirez (5-3) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th for Detroit.

JaCoby Jones also homered for the Tigers, and Tyler Alexander pitched seven impressive innings. Alexander held Toronto to a run and three hits, but his first career win slipped away in the ninth. Greene, who entered with a 1.03 ERA, allowed a drive to left-center by Gurriel that tied the game at 3.

''He has been so good lately,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Every time we need a big hit, he seems to come up with one.''

Toronto scored in the first on an RBI double by Gurriel, but Detroit tied it in the second when a run came home on Bobby Wilson's double-play grounder. The Blue Jays tried to turn a 5-4-3 triple play when Wilson hit a grounder to third with the bases loaded, but the throw to first was late.

Jeimer Candelario put Detroit up 2-1 with an RBI groundout in the third, and Jones hit his 10th homer of the year in the fifth.

STARTERS

The Tigers recalled the 25-year-old Alexander from Triple-A Toledo before the game. He did not allow a baserunner after the third inning and faced just three batters over the minimum through seven.

Alexander and Toronto's Jacob Waguespack were both making their second major league starts. Waguespack allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven with no walks.

''I thought today was a tremendous improvement from my first start,'' Waguespack said. ''I was really fighting my command that time, and it was a lot better today.''

Alexander had good numbers, although there were some deep flyballs - including one that Jones caught in center while slamming into the wall.

''If the fences were 10 feet in, I think we'd be having a different conversation,'' Alexander said.

Castellanos has little sympathy for opposing players who have to deal with Comerica's dimensions in center.

''This park's a joke. It's to the point where, how are we going to be compared to the rest of the people in the league for power numbers ... and we got a yard out here that's 420 feet straight across in center field?'' Castellanos said. ''We get on second base or third base, and they're looking, like, `Man, how do you guys do this?' We play 81 games here. I don't want to hear about your two that you hit that are questionable.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Ryan Borucki (left elbow inflammation) is set to make his season debut as Monday's starter. He made four rehab starts at three different levels, allowing six earned runs in 18 innings.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Borucki takes the mound when Toronto hosts Cleveland on Monday night. Mike Clevinger (3-2) starts for the Indians.

Tigers: Detroit has Monday off before two home games against Philadelphia. Matthew Boyd (6-8) takes the mound for the Tigers on Tuesday night against Aaron Nola (8-2).

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  • W: N. Ramirez (5-3)L: T. Mayza (0-1)
  • HR: TOR - L. Gurriel (18), DET - N. Castellanos (11), J. Jones (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Galvis SS41100012.274.310.454.7651.5
L. Gurriel LF41231000.292.336.600.93610.0
R. Grichuk RF40000021.231.291.411.702-1.0
V. Guerrero DH30000101.246.323.400.7231.0
J. Smoak 1B30000111.212.351.407.7580.5
T. Hernandez CF40100011.215.279.409.6881.5
B. Drury 3B40000002.217.261.380.6420.0
L. Maile C20000001.156.207.248.4550.0
a- B. McKinney PH10000010.222.278.395.673-0.5
D. Jansen C10000001.212.282.361.6430.0
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J. Jones CF52211001.252.317.458.7758.0
H. Castro RF50100041.302.315.424.740-1.0
N. Castellanos DH51311011.284.342.480.8228.5
J. Candelario 3B40110003.218.306.371.6773.0
B. Dixon 1B41200002.255.289.476.7653.0
N. Goodrum SS40100032.245.318.407.7240.5
C. Stewart LF20100110.236.322.395.7182.5
B. Wilson C40000016.103.125.128.253-0.5
G. Beckham 2B40100033.204.273.376.649-0.5
T. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jimenez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Greene P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Gurriel (16), T. Hernandez (9)
    • HR - L. Gurriel (18)
    • RBI - L. Gurriel 3 (44)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero, J. Smoak, L. Maile
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Castellanos (34), J. Candelario (12), N. Goodrum (19)
    • HR - J. Jones (10), N. Castellanos (11)
    • RBI - J. Jones (24), N. Castellanos (36), J. Candelario (23)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario 2 (2), B. Dixon, B. Wilson 2 (2), G. Beckham 3 (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Drury-Sogard; Drury-Sogard-Smoak)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Dixon-Goodrum; Goodrum-Beckham)
    • E - S. Greene (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Waguespack5.19330715.681.476.5
    J. Biagini1.20000303.681.324.5
    D. Law1.01001206.681.792.0
    D. Phelps1.01000102.451.162.5
    T. Mayza (L, 0-1)0.01110014.721.37-7.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Waguespack5.1
    J. Biagini1.2
    D. Law1.0
    D. Phelps1.0
    T. Mayza (L, 0-1)0.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Alexander7.03111102.250.7519.5
    J. Jimenez (H, 15)1.00000205.351.384.0
    S. Greene (BS, 3)1.01211311.250.861.5
    N. Ramirez (W, 5-3)1.01000004.401.299.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Alexander7.0
    J. Jimenez (H, 15)1.0
    S. Greene (BS, 3)1.0
    N. Ramirez (W, 5-3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Waguespack
    • IBB - D. Law
    • HBP - J. Waguespack (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 94-63, J. Biagini 21-14, D. Law 22-14, D. Phelps 11-7, T. Mayza 1-1
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 3-5, D. Phelps 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 25, J. Biagini 5, D. Law 5, D. Phelps 3, T. Mayza
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Alexander 92-60, J. Jimenez 9-8, S. Greene 28-17, N. Ramirez 7-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Alexander 6-13, J. Jimenez 1-0, S. Greene 1-0, N. Ramirez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Alexander 24, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 6, N. Ramirez 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    E. Sogard 2B41100000.305.369.491.8592.0
    F. Galvis SS41100012.274.310.454.7651.5
    L. Gurriel LF41231000.292.336.600.93610.0
    R. Grichuk RF40000021.231.291.411.702-1.0
    V. Guerrero DH30000101.246.323.400.7231.0
    J. Smoak 1B30000111.212.351.407.7580.5
    T. Hernandez CF40100011.215.279.409.6881.5
    B. Drury 3B40000002.217.261.380.6420.0
    L. Maile C20000001.156.207.248.4550.0
    a- B. McKinney PH10000010.222.278.395.673-0.5
    D. Jansen C10000001.212.282.361.6430.0
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    J. Biagini P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Phelps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-struck out for Maile in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jones CF52211001.252.317.458.7758.0
    H. Castro RF50100041.302.315.424.740-1.0
    N. Castellanos DH51311011.284.342.480.8228.5
    J. Candelario 3B40110003.218.306.371.6773.0
    B. Dixon 1B41200002.255.289.476.7653.0
    N. Goodrum SS40100032.245.318.407.7240.5
    C. Stewart LF20100110.236.322.395.7182.5
    B. Wilson C40000016.103.125.128.253-0.5
    G. Beckham 2B40100033.204.273.376.649-0.5
    T. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Jimenez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Greene P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total374123211319-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Gurriel (16), T. Hernandez (9)
      • HR - L. Gurriel (18)
      • RBI - L. Gurriel 3 (44)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero, J. Smoak, L. Maile
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (34), J. Candelario (12), N. Goodrum (19)
      • HR - J. Jones (10), N. Castellanos (11)
      • RBI - J. Jones (24), N. Castellanos (36), J. Candelario (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario 2 (2), B. Dixon, B. Wilson 2 (2), G. Beckham 3 (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Drury-Sogard; Drury-Sogard-Smoak)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Dixon-Goodrum; Goodrum-Beckham)
      • E - S. Greene (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Waguespack5.19330715.681.476.5
      J. Biagini1.20000303.681.324.5
      D. Law1.01001206.681.792.0
      D. Phelps1.01000102.451.162.5
      T. Mayza (L, 0-1)0.01110014.721.37-7.0
      Total9.012441132---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Waguespack5.1
      J. Biagini1.2
      D. Law1.0
      D. Phelps1.0
      T. Mayza (L, 0-1)0.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Alexander7.03111102.250.7519.5
      J. Jimenez (H, 15)1.00000205.351.384.0
      S. Greene (BS, 3)1.01211311.250.861.5
      N. Ramirez (W, 5-3)1.01000004.401.299.0
      Total10.0532261---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Alexander7.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 15)1.0
      S. Greene (BS, 3)1.0
      N. Ramirez (W, 5-3)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Waguespack
      • IBB - D. Law
      • HBP - J. Waguespack (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 94-63, J. Biagini 21-14, D. Law 22-14, D. Phelps 11-7, T. Mayza 1-1
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 3-5, D. Phelps 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 25, J. Biagini 5, D. Law 5, D. Phelps 3, T. Mayza
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Alexander 92-60, J. Jimenez 9-8, S. Greene 28-17, N. Ramirez 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Alexander 6-13, J. Jimenez 1-0, S. Greene 1-0, N. Ramirez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Alexander 24, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 6, N. Ramirez 3
      • 10TH INNING
        Castellanos homered to left34
      • 9TH INNING
        Gurriel homered to center, Sogard scored33
      • 5TH INNING
        Jones homered to right center13
      • 3RD INNING
        Candelario grounded out to first, Jones scored, Castellanos to third12
      • 2ND INNING
        Wilson reached on a double play third to second, Dixon scored, Goodrum out at third, Stewart out at second11
      • 1ST INNING
        Gurriel doubled to deep left, Galvis scored, Gurriel to third10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Nick Ramirez relieved Shane Greene
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez doubled to left center
        • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded out to third
        • D. Jansen: Strike swinging, Jansen popped into double play shortstop to second, Hernandez out at second
        • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tim Mayza relieved David Phelps
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos homered to left
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard safe at first on Greene throwing error
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gurriel homered to center, Sogard scored
        • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guerrero walked
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • David Phelps relieved Derek Law
        • G. Beckham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham singled to center
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones grounded into double play third to second to first, Beckham out at second
        • H. Castro: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Tyler Alexander
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury grounded out to shortstop
        • Billy McKinney hit for Luke Maile
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Danny Jansen catching
        • Derek Law relieved Joe Biagini
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Candelario doubled to shallow left center
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dixon lined out to right
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
        • C. Stewart: Stewart intentionally walked
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Wilson struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Grichuk flied out to deep right
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Guerrero lined out to third
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Jones flied out to right
        • H. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Castellanos struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Sogard grounded out to first
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Galvis grounded out to pitcher
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gurriel flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Dixon singled to center
        • N. Goodrum: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Goodrum struck out on foul tip
        • C. Stewart: Foul, Stewart singled to right, Dixon to second
        • Joe Biagini relieved Jacob Waguespack
        • B. Wilson: Wilson lined out to center
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Hernandez flied out to deep center
        • B. Drury: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury flied out to deep center
        • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Maile lined out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Ball, Jones homered to right center
        • H. Castro: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro reached on an infield single to second
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos lined out to center
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk flied out to deep left
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Guerrero flied out to shallow left
        • J. Smoak: Smoak flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
        • B. Wilson: Wilson popped out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sogard singled to left
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Galvis grounded into double play first to shortstop, Sogard out at second
        • L. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to left
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Castellanos doubled to left center, Jones to third
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Candelario grounded out to first, Jones scored, Castellanos to third
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Dixon flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
        • B. Drury: Foul, Drury flied out to deep center
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Maile grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Dixon singled to left center
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Goodrum doubled to left, Dixon to third
        • C. Stewart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Stewart hit by pitch
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Wilson reached on a double play third to second, Dixon scored, Goodrum out at third, Stewart out at second
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard fouled out to third
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis singled to left
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel doubled to deep left, Galvis scored, Gurriel to third
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Jones lined out to right
        • H. Castro: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos singled to left
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castellanos to second on wild pitch, Candelario flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)