Tigers Hand Jays Fifth Loss In A Row

John Hicks' two-run single in the eighth inning broke open a tie game and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Saturday.

Miguel Cabrera singled off Seunghwan Oh with one out in the eighth, and was replaced by pinch-runner Victor Reyes. Victor Martinez followed with a ground-rule double to left-centre and Ronny Rodriguez ran for him.

The Blue Jays intentionally walked Niko Goodrum to load the bases, bringing up Hicks. After striking out in his first three at-bats, he fouled off the first five pitches before looping a two-run single over the head of second baseman Devon Travis.

JaCoby Jones added a sacrifice fly to make it a three-run game.

Louis Coleman (3-0) picked up the win with a scoreless eighth inning while Joe Jimenez pitched the ninth for his first career save. Detroit has won four straight and six of seven.

The Blue Jays, who led 2-1 and 4-2, lost their fifth straight.

Before the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park against the Toronto Blue Jays, the jumbotron flashed a “Rally Goose” video. In it, the words, “One City, One Team, One Goose.”

The Tigers have won four in a row since a Canada goose had a wayward flight in Comerica during a rain delay Wednesday night. They've won three in a row since buying a plastic goose and putting it on their dugout railing during games.