Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) gets congratulated by right fielder Brennan Boesch (26) and left fielder Ryan Raburn (25) after his three run home run in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Doug Fister fired eight strong innings of one-
run ball Sunday, as the Tigers salvaged the final of a three-game set against
the Blue Jays with a 4-1 victory at Rogers Centre.
Fister (5-7) scattered seven hits and walked two while striking out nine to
earn his fourth victory in his last five starts. Jose Valverde worked a
perfect ninth to record his 20th save of the season.
Jhonny Peralta clubbed a three-run home run in the second and added a solo
shot in the ninth to account for the Tigers' offense as they snapped a three-
Brett Cecil (2-4) absorbed the loss after giving up three runs on four hits
and four walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.
Rajai Davis finished with two hits and scored the lone run for the Blue Jays,
who wrapped up a six-game homestand at 3-3.
The Blue Jays struck in their first at-bat as Davis singled, stole second and
moved to third when catcher Gerald Laird's throw bounced into center field.
Davis then crossed the plate on a groundout from Colby Rasmus for a 1-0 lead.
Detroit answered in the second as Delmon Young worked a walk to start the
frame and Ryan Raburn followed with a double off the wall in left field to set
the table for Peralta, who launched a breaking ball into the bullpen in left
to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead.
The Blue Jays outhit the Tigers 7-5, but couldn't string anything together
as they failed to move a runner past second base after the first inning and
went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
Peralta added a two-out, solo blast to center field in the ninth to provide
the Tigers with a three-run cushion.
Fister improved to 2-5 on the road this season...Detroit is now 2-5 on its
current nine-game road trip which culminates with a three-game set in Boston
beginning on Monday...Toronto begins a 10-game roadtrip with a three-game set
on Monday in Seattle...Golfer Ernie Els, who won the 2012 British Open, threw
out the first pitch.
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