Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Nolan Reimold delivered a walk-off RBI double in the 10th frame to carry the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers Saturday at Rogers Centre.
Reimold hit Joba Chamberlain’s 0-2 pitch to deep left center to bring home Danny Valencia as the Blue Jays improved to 62-56 after snapping a two-game losing skid.
Marcus Stroman pitched nine solid innings, giving up two runs on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts but it was Aaron Loup (4-3) who got the win after throwing a scoreless 10th.
Reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer outdueled Stroman through the first eight innings before Detroit closer Joe Nathan coughed up a 2-1 lead.
Scherzer allowed just one run on four hits with no walk and 11 strikeouts while Chamberlain took the loss as the Tigers slipped to 63-51 after losing three of their last four games.
The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the sixth after Victor Martinez hit a two-run double before Melky Cabrera put the Blue Jays on the board with a run-scoring double.
In the ninth, Reyes reached base with a leadoff single off Nathan, then took off on the closer’s 1-0 pitch to Melky Cabrera.
Though Eugenio Suarez made a decent effort at a swipe tag behind his body, the call stood that Reyes had reached the bag by then.
It was the second challenge lost in as many games by Ausmus, who had won 16 of his 25 challenges going into the series. By contrast, it was Reyes’ 22nd stolen base in 23 attempts.
Reyes moved to third base on Cabrera’s ensuing fly ball to deep right field, then scored the tying run on Dioner Navarro’s ground-ball single through the right side.