Donaldson’s homer and triple lead Jays past Tigers 7-2

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 8: Nick Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Mike Aviles #14 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 8, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

 

DETROIT (AP) — Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a three-run homer and a triple, and R.A. Dickey won consecutive starts for the first time since last summer, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer and Kevin Pillar added a two-run triple as Toronto stopped Detroit’s five-game winning streak.

Dickey (4-6) allowed two runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. Combined with Friday’s victory at Boston, he won back-to-back outings for the first time since Aug. 28 against Detroit and Sept. 2 versus Cleverland.

Jordan Zimmermann (8-3) gave up seven runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings — including two triples and two homers. He has allowed seven or more runs twice in his last four outings, and his ERA has risen to 3.30 from 1.10 on May 6.

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