On Wednesday night, Anibal Sanchez threw just his second quality start since being acquired by the Detroit Tigers, and it was just enough to power his team to victory. Toronto Blue Jays starter Aaron Laffey gave up three earned runs in six innings, but he was out-dueled by Sanchez and the Tigers bullpen.
Detroit went up 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jeff Baker singled to right to score Delmon Young, putting another run on the board after Omar Infante scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. Toronto shaved the lead back to one on a Edwin Encarnacion single to left that scored Rajai Davis, but Detroit's Prince Fielder extended the lead back to two, plating Austin Jackson with a single of his own to make it 3-1 after six innings. Blue Jays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria's seventh-inning sacrifice fly cut the lead to 3-2, but that would be it for Toronto.
The Tigers will go for the sweep Thursday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. ET.