Jackson, who had go-ahead two-run homer in Sunday’s win, brought in three runs in the fourth to put the Tigers ahead for good. Victor Martinez knocked in three RBI for Detroit, which won the last three contests of the four-game series in Toronto and are winners of six of the last seven games overall.
Meanwhile, Scherzer joined Angels Jered Weaver, who has a 6-2 record, as the first pitchers to reach six wins in the majors. Scherzer (6-0) wasn’t sharp but got the job done, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts through five innings.
Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Blue Jays, who have lost seven of their last nine games. Brandon Morrow (1-2) was touched for five runs on three hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings to get the loss.