Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI and three runs scored as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-3, in the opener of a three-game series.
Torii Hunter added three hits to reach 2,000 for his career. Alex Avila had a solo homer and Prince Fielder and Matt Tuiasosopo each knocked in a run for the Tigers, who took two of three contests from the New York Yankees over the weekend.
Anibal Sanchez (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out eight over seven innings for Detroit, which took four of six from Toronto last season.
Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who fell to 2-5 on the young season. Melky Cabrera and Jose Reyes had an RBI apiece.
Brandon Morrow (0-1) gave up five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings for Toronto, which started a six-game road trip on Tuesday.
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