With an 8-0 lead and pitcher Anibal Sanchez five outs from a no hitter, the Tigers had to hang on for an 8-6 win over Toronto on Friday night. The Jays scored all of their runs in the 8th inning after breaking up Sanchez's no hitter with one out in the inning. The victory snapped a three game losing streak for the Tigers, who face the Jays again on Saturday afternoon.
The Detroit Pistons had a busy Thursday acquiring three players in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. Detroit gives up only a second round draft pick in 2020, but gets forwards Danny Granger, Marcus Morris, and guard Reggie Bullock. Detroit also added back up center Aron Baynes, by signing the former Spur to a three year deal worth $20 million.
JD Martinez hit another three run home run, but the Detroit Tigers lost 8-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, giving Pittsburgh a sweep in a three game series. Ian Kinsler had three hits and an RBI in the loss. The Tigers open a three game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.