August 9, 2014 5:45 pm

Toronto Blue Jays rally past Detroit Tigers in 10th inning to win 3-2

Toronto Blue Jays' Nolan Reimold hits the game-winning RBI double in the tenth inning of MLB baseball action against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 3-2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese


TORONTO – Nolan Reimold’s RBI double in the 10th inning rallied the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Toronto tied the game in the ninth on Dioner Navarro’s run-scoring single off Tigers closer Joe Nathan.

Danny Valencia led off the 10th with an infield single against right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain (1-5). Reimold then brought him home with a double to left centre.

Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup (4-3) pitched one inning for the win.

Toronto (62-56) and Detroit (63-51) have split the first two games of the series with the rubber match Sunday. The Tigers won the opener 5-4 on Friday night.

Detroit starter Max Scherzer had 11 strikeouts over eight innings. Toronto rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman allowed four hits, three walks and two runs while fanning four over nine innings, the longest outing of his career.

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