DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A solid performance by Scherzer was deflated in the eighth inning as the Detroit Tigers let in three runs and lose to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Monday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket, the Tigers came back in the ninth inning to score two and make it close, but lose as the Blue Jays snap Detroit’s seven-game winning streak.

Tigers starter Max Scherzer remained at 6-0 after pitching seven innings and allowing a run in a no-decision. Toronto won the game with three runs off Joaquin Benoit (1-3) in the eighth.

Kyle Drabek (2-3) pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run despite walking six, and gave up three hits and struck out two. Frank Francisco pitched the ninth for his fourth save, but allowed a solo homer to Jhonny Peralta.

Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion started the eighth inning with singles, and Aaron Hill made it 2-1 with a double.

Juan Rivera and J.P. Arencibia followed with sacrifice flies to give the Blue Jays a three-run lead.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved.)   (Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Right Reserved.)


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