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Jays lose game, maybe Liriano in Motor City

July 15th, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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DETROITâ??Euphoria in baseball is akin to a pulled hamstring, usually day-to-day.

On Saturday the Blue Jays dropped a no-doubter to the Tigers, 11-1 at Comerica Park. That came less than 24 hours after a convincing victory emerging from the all-star break that had the visitors’ clubhouse vibrating with feel-good bravado.

“There’s no doubt that the lows of the losses last longer than the highs of the wins,” Jays manager John Gibbons explained. “No doubt about that.”

On Saturday, they may also have lost left-handed starter Francisco Liriano to injury, the day after righty Aaron Sanchez turned in an encouraging six-inning effort coming back from finger issues.

After walking the bases full of Tigers to begin the third inning, pitching coach Pete Walker trudged to the mound for a Liriano visit. Two pitches later, both balls to J.D. Martinez ending in awkward, stumbling pirouettes off the third-base side of the hill, catcher Russ Martin stepped out in front of the plate, looked to the dugout and the training staff …

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Tags: Blue Jays, Francisco Liriano, Tigers

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