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Blue Jays back with a bang in Motor City

July 14th, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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DETROITâ??Something about Comerica Park brings out the very best in Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez.

Despite the obvious damage inflicted upon Comerica’s playing surface by Lars Ulrich and his heavy metal band Metallica just two days earlier, Sanchez dialed up another banner performance in Motown, beating the Tigers 7-2 in their first game after the all-star break.

The area where the Metallica stage had been set up in centre field featured discoloured, dead grass from straightaway left to straightaway right, forcing the grounds crew to work all afternoon to prepare the field. The game itself had been in doubt, but only early batting practice for the Jays was cancelled.

It was a pitchers’ duel between Sanchez and Justin Verlander through four innings, with no runs scored. But leading off the fifth, Steve Pearce cracked a deep home run to left-centre field. Kevin Pillar reached on a two-base error when J.D. Martinez dropped a line drive down the right-field line. Jose Bautista cashed …

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Tags: Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays, Jose Bautista, MLB, Tigers

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