Tigers recover from blown save to beat Blue Jays 3-2

TORONTO (AP) After a rotten finish to June, the Detroit Tigers have started July with a modest winning streak.

Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tigers recovered from a blown save in the ninth to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday, Detroit's second straight victory following a season-long 11-game losing streak.

Right-hander Joe Jimenez (4-1) got the win despite giving up the tying run in the ninth.

''It's huge for us,'' Jimenez said of the victory. ''A new month, a new us.''

With his team leading 2-1 after eight innings, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire called on Jimenez because regular closer Shane Greene (shoulder) had been placed on the 10-day disabled list before the game. Jimenez loaded the bases with two outs and walked pinch-hitter Justin Smoak on a 3-2 pitch to force in the tying run.

''When you come in as a closer, you have to make them swing the bat,'' Gardenhire said. ''In those situations, walks will kill you.''

Detroit answered immediately in the 10th. Niko Goodrum hit a one-out triple off Seunghwan Oh (4-3) and scored the winning run when Iglesias followed with a fly ball to right.

After Buck Farmer gave up a leadoff single in the 10th, Blaine Hardy finished for his first career save.

''That losing streak was a little bit tough on this clubhouse,'' Hardy said. ''Now that we have two wins in a row, I think we're back to where we need to be.''

Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers pitched a season-high eight innings, but didn't figure in the decision and remains winless in five starts. An efficient Fiers threw just 89 pitches, including 67 strikes. The right-hander allowed one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out five.

''It was a great performance,'' Gardenhire said.

Nick Castellanos scored two runs and Jeimer Candelario had three hits for the Tigers, who won the season series against the Blue Jays for the first time since 2013. Detroit took four of seven from Toronto this season.

Making his second career start, Blue Jays left-hander Ryan Borucki struck out leadoff man Mikie Mahtook, then allowed four straight singles, including a run-scoring hit by Victor Martinez, who delivered his first RBI single since June 15.

Borucki recovered to retire the next 13 batters in order, a streak that ended when Maktook reached on an infield single to begin the sixth. Maktook was forced at second on Castellanos' fielder's choice and Candelario singled Castellanos to third before John Hicks delivered the tiebreaking grounder.

''He looked like he was in control, didn't ever panic,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Borucki. ''Another impressive outing.''

Borucki allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.

''He's filthy, to tell you the truth,'' an admiring Gardenhire said. ''A nice looking arm. He really knows how to pitch.''

For a third straight day, the roof at Rogers Centre remained closed because of high heat and humidity.

SIX FOR SIX

Tigers starting pitchers have worked at least six innings in six straight games, the team's longest such streak since July 28 to Aug. 2, 2017.

MILESTONE HIT

Martinez's single in the first was No. 2,100 for his career, the eighth-most by a Venezuelan-born player.

WHO'S ON THIRD?

Toronto's Kendrys Morales started at first base but moved to third in the 10th, his first career appearance there. Toronto has used C Russell Martin at third base and shortstop this season but Martin was unavailable Monday because of a sore knee.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Detroit put Greene and OF Leonys Martin (left hamstring) on the 10-day DL. The Tigers recalled Mahtook from Triple-A Toledo and activated LHP Daniel Stumpf off the DL. Martin was injured beating out a bunt single in Sunday's 9-1 win, while Greene felt sore after throwing eight pitches in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday. ... Following the game, Detroit optioned C Grayson Greiner to Triple-A and selected 1B Jim Aducci from Toledo. To make room on the roster, 1B Miguel Cabrera was transferred to the 60-day DL.

Blue Jays: Toronto recalled INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Triple-A Buffalo. He takes the place of utilityman Darnell Sweeney, who was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo following Sunday's game.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Michael Fulmer (3-7, 4.20) gets the start as Detroit begins a two-game interleague series in Chicago against the Cubs. RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-8, 4.21) starts for the Cubs.

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (4-7, 4.53) starts the opener of a two-game series against the New York Mets. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.47) starts for the Mets.

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TOR39-45
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  • W: J. Jimenez (4-1)L: S. Oh (4-3)S: B. Hardy (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Mahtook LF40100020.192.228.260.4880.0
N. Castellanos RF42100011.310.356.521.8762.5
J. Candelario 3B40300000.242.344.458.8022.0
J. Hicks 1B40110011.280.326.436.7621.5
V. Martinez DH40110012.238.293.320.6121.5
J. McCann C40000011.226.274.317.592-0.5
N. Goodrum 2B41100000.236.316.437.7534.0
J. Iglesias SS30010010.270.309.379.6880.5
J. Jones CF40000030.219.270.377.647-1.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Granderson DH31100110.249.358.456.8142.5
    R. Grichuk RF50100032.208.273.453.7260.5
    Y. Solarte 3B30000103.250.309.444.7521.0
    D. Travis PR-2B11000001.227.272.374.6461.0
    T. Hernandez LF40210000.260.310.520.8314.0
    K. Morales 1B-3B30000102.229.295.390.6851.0
    K. Pillar CF40000014.248.281.406.687-0.5
    A. Diaz SS30000001.244.282.393.6750.0
    a- J. Smoak PH-1B00010100.235.359.439.7992.0
    L. Maile C40000023.234.326.379.705-1.0
    L. Gurriel 2B-SS40100000.224.244.355.5991.0
    • a-walked for Diaz in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 3B - N. Goodrum (2)
    • SF - J. Iglesias (2)
    • RBI - J. Hicks (27), V. Martinez (27), J. Iglesias (31)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Grichuk (9), T. Hernandez (19)
    • SH - C. Granderson
    • RBI - T. Hernandez (34), J. Smoak (42)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (13)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Candelario (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Borucki-Maile-Morales; Maile-Solarte)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fiers8.03111503.791.2224.5
    J. Jimenez (W, 4-1) (BS, 3)1.01113102.931.155.5
    B. Farmer0.01000004.741.71-1.0
    B. Hardy (S, 1)1.00000103.441.2310.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fiers8.0
    J. Jimenez (W, 4-1) (BS, 3)1.0
    B. Farmer0.0
    B. Hardy (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Borucki7.06220802.771.2320.0
    J. Biagini1.00000006.321.783.0
    T. Clippard1.01000103.121.142.5
    S. Oh (L, 4-3)1.01110103.201.12-3.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Borucki7.0
    J. Biagini1.0
    T. Clippard1.0
    S. Oh (L, 4-3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Jimenez (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 89-67, J. Jimenez 27-16, B. Farmer 3-2, B. Hardy 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 9-10, J. Jimenez 1-1, B. Hardy 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 28, J. Jimenez 7, B. Farmer, B. Hardy 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 97-68, J. Biagini 6-4, T. Clippard 22-15, S. Oh 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 9-3, J. Biagini 3-0, S. Oh 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 26, J. Biagini 3, T. Clippard 3, S. Oh 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Mahtook LF40100020.192.228.260.4880.0
    N. Castellanos RF42100011.310.356.521.8762.5
    J. Candelario 3B40300000.242.344.458.8022.0
    J. Hicks 1B40110011.280.326.436.7621.5
    V. Martinez DH40110012.238.293.320.6121.5
    J. McCann C40000011.226.274.317.592-0.5
    N. Goodrum 2B41100000.236.316.437.7534.0
    J. Iglesias SS30010010.270.309.379.6880.5
    J. Jones CF40000030.219.270.377.647-1.5
    Total3538300103-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Granderson DH31100110.249.358.456.8142.5
      R. Grichuk RF50100032.208.273.453.7260.5
      Y. Solarte 3B30000103.250.309.444.7521.0
      D. Travis PR-2B11000001.227.272.374.6461.0
      T. Hernandez LF40210000.260.310.520.8314.0
      K. Morales 1B-3B30000102.229.295.390.6851.0
      K. Pillar CF40000014.248.281.406.687-0.5
      A. Diaz SS30000001.244.282.393.6750.0
      a- J. Smoak PH-1B00010100.235.359.439.7992.0
      L. Maile C40000023.234.326.379.705-1.0
      L. Gurriel 2B-SS40100000.224.244.355.5991.0
      Total342520477-----
      HITTERSAB
      C. Granderson DH3
      R. Grichuk RF5
      Y. Solarte 3B3
      D. Travis PR-2B1
      T. Hernandez LF4
      K. Morales 1B-3B3
      K. Pillar CF4
      A. Diaz SS3
      a- J. Smoak PH-1B0
      L. Maile C4
      L. Gurriel 2B-SS4
      Total34
      • a-walked for Diaz in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 3B - N. Goodrum (2)
      • SF - J. Iglesias (2)
      • RBI - J. Hicks (27), V. Martinez (27), J. Iglesias (31)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Grichuk (9), T. Hernandez (19)
      • SH - C. Granderson
      • RBI - T. Hernandez (34), J. Smoak (42)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Candelario (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Borucki-Maile-Morales; Maile-Solarte)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers8.03111503.791.2224.5
      J. Jimenez (W, 4-1) (BS, 3)1.01113102.931.155.5
      B. Farmer0.01000004.741.71-1.0
      B. Hardy (S, 1)1.00000103.441.2310.5
      Total10.0522470---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers8.0
      J. Jimenez (W, 4-1) (BS, 3)1.0
      B. Farmer0.0
      B. Hardy (S, 1)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Borucki7.06220802.771.2320.0
      J. Biagini1.00000006.321.783.0
      T. Clippard1.01000103.121.142.5
      S. Oh (L, 4-3)1.01110103.201.12-3.5
      Total10.08330100---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Borucki7.0
      J. Biagini1.0
      T. Clippard1.0
      S. Oh (L, 4-3)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Jimenez (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 89-67, J. Jimenez 27-16, B. Farmer 3-2, B. Hardy 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 9-10, J. Jimenez 1-1, B. Hardy 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 28, J. Jimenez 7, B. Farmer, B. Hardy 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 97-68, J. Biagini 6-4, T. Clippard 22-15, S. Oh 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 9-3, J. Biagini 3-0, S. Oh 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 26, J. Biagini 3, T. Clippard 3, S. Oh 4
      • 10TH INNING
        Iglesias hit sacrifice fly to right, Goodrum scored32
      • 9TH INNING
        Smoak walked, Travis scored, Hernandez to third, Morales to second22
      • 6TH INNING
        Hicks reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castellanos scored, Candelario out at second21
      • 4TH INNING
        Hernandez grounded out to shortstop, Granderson scored, Grichuk to third11
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez singled to right, Castellanos scored, Candelario to third, Hicks to second10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved Tyler Clippard
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goodrum tripled to deep right center
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias hit sacrifice fly to right, Goodrum scored
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 10th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Buck Farmer relieved Joe Jimenez
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel singled to shallow center
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
        • C. Granderson: Granderson hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Gurriel to second
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to first
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Joe Biagini
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Candelario singled to shallow left
        • J. Hicks: Foul on 3rd baseman Morales dropped ball error, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hicks popped out to second
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Candelario caught stealing, catcher to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Mike Fiers
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solarte walked
        • Devon Travis ran for Yangervis Solarte
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez doubled to left center, Travis to third
        • K. Morales: Morales intentionally walked
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar flied out to left
        • Justin Smoak hit for Aledmys Diaz
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Travis scored, Hernandez to third, Morales to second
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile grounded into fielder's choice to second, Smoak out at second
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Biagini relieved Ryan Borucki
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones grounded bunt out to third
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Mahtook grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile grounded out to third
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to second
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann grounded out to second
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Iglesias popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez singled to shallow left
        • K. Morales: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Morales flied out to deep center
        • K. Pillar: Pillar popped out to first
        • A. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Diaz grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to second, Mahtook out at second
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Candelario singled to deep right, Castellanos to third
        • J. Hicks: Foul, Hicks reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castellanos scored, Candelario out at second
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel lined out to left
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Solarte grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum lined out to center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Pillar struck out on foul tip
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz flied out to deep left
        • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martinez fouled out to first
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson reached on an infield single to third
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk doubled to left, Granderson to third
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Solarte popped out to shortstop
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop, Granderson scored, Grichuk to third
        • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mahtook struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • J. Candelario: Candelario grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Diaz flied out to right
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • L. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum grounded out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez fouled out to right
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Morales grounded out to second
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Borucki Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos singled to right
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario singled to center, Castellanos to second
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Hicks singled to deep left, Castellanos to third, Candelario to second
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez singled to right, Castellanos scored, Candelario to third, Hicks to second
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McCann grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Candelario out at home
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Granderson grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk fouled out to second
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)