TORONTO (AFP) – Willie Castro came back for a second in two games, Victor Reyes hit three hits, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night.
Javier Paez made it to base three times, Harold Castro scored twice and Riley Greene scored twice for the Tigers, which came after losing five of eight since the All-Star break.
Blue Jays lost All-Star right-hander Alec Manoah in the sixth inning after being injured in the right elbow by returning Jonathan Schop. The team said the X-rays did not reveal a fracture, and Manouh said afterwards that he felt comfortable.
“It kind of kept me clean on my arms,” Manoah said. “But then, once I realized it wasn’t painful or anything else. I tried to fight to survive but I think with the number of pitches and where the match was was a good call to get me out.”
Matt Chapman came in for the third time in two games but Toronto only scored four hits against six Tigers bowlers.
Starting for the first time in his senior league career, Tigers right-hander Brian Garcia has become the 15th different pitcher to start with Detroit this season.
“It was a great feeling,” Garcia said. “I just felt different. I thought I was going to be a little more nervous than I was, but I wasn’t, so that was nice. I felt really cool there.”
Garcia allowed two runs and three runs in his career high 3 2/3 innings, leaving after Raimel Tapia’s RBI solo in the fourth.
“The change was better,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said of Garcia. “He hadn’t used that ton when he was in the parking lot. The slider was very good. It was definitely a welcome addition at a time when we needed as many turns as possible.”
Will Fist (3-2) made 1 1/3 of the innings, Jason Foley, Joe Jimenez and Michael Vollmer all worked in one round, collected seven hits, and Gregory Soto finished off his tackle 19 on 22 chances.
“They’re all special, man, they really are,” said Tiger Barnhart, a tiger hunter, of Detroit’s relievers. “It is a pleasure to catch up with them and I am happy that they are in my team.”
Schop’s lone hopper deviated from Manoah’s elbow to climb up Santiago Espinal, who initially succeeded when Manoah jumped off the back of the hill, writhing in pain. After a conversation with the coach, a frustrated Manoh left and replaced him with left-handed Tim Maeza.
Manoh (11-5) allowed four runs and seven strokes in 5 1/3 innings. Walked one and hit four.
“We’ve been great at bats, especially the top of the rankings,” Hinch said.
Chapman gave Toronto a lead in the second half with his 19th home run, but Greene and Reyes tied it up with back-to-back doubles for third.
Castro drove single-handedly to the right in fifth, but Detroit left the sprinters on the corners when second baseman Kavan Biggio took a dip on the Jeimer Candelario defender.
Willy Castro made it 4-2 with Homer ahead of Manoah in his sixth and fourth.
Blue Jays: SS Bo Pechet (left shoulder) was pushed out of the starting lineup but came in as a ninth hitter, ending the match with a fly-by deep in center. Bichette was shaken Thursday after colliding with OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. While chasing a shallow pop fly. …George Springer (right elbow) has been suspended from the starting line-up. Manager John Schneider said Springer was available for the batting pinch.
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Willy Castro arrived from the right side against left side Yossi Kokochi on Thursday, then called from the left side on Friday against right side Manoah.
“He’s becoming more and more a big player every day,” Hinch said.
Fifteen of Chapman’s 19 home games this season have gone home.
Former Toronto RHB team Drew Hutchison started (1-4, 4.84) for the Tigers against Blue Jays RHB Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.10). Stripling did not allow runs in two career games against Detroit, spanning eight rounds.
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