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Tigers 6, Blue Jays 5 (11 inn): Walk-off walk!

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Miguel Cabrera took a free pass to give his team the victory

Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

#ShrimpAlert! Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon with a walk-off walk in the 11th inning. Detroit is 2-0 since a meeting on Saturday afternoon, a narrative that is sure not to matter in the grand scheme. Lucas Harrell took the loss for the Jays after giving up back-to-back walks.

Good news, or bad news about Anibal Sanchez, depending on your worldview: The milk jugs with his photo on the side has worked. The pitcher we all know and ... well, endure ... gave up five runs, making his worst start of the year and second-worst appearance.

The Tigers’ offense did plenty to work its way out of the hole, however. After Sanchez gave up three in the top of the first, they responded with three of their own in the bottom, capped by sacrifice flies by Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez to drive in runs.

Sanchez offered the Jays another pair on a home run by Jose Bautista to blow a 4-3 lead, but J.D. Martinez homered in the eighth to knot the game at 5-5.

Roars

J.D. Martinez — Cut, paste. Dinger.

Miguel Cabrera — Game-winning good eye.

Hisses

Anibal Sanchez — Tagged for five runs on nine hits, but he did go six innings, so at least that’s something?

Stats and stuff

  • The Tigers took nine walks. Three were in the 11th inning.