Blue Jays bats pound Tigers ace Justin Verlander

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (left) slides into home safely ahead of the throw to...

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (left) slides into home safely ahead of the throw to Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila in the fourth inning Thursday at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Rutsey, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

DETROIT - There’s no stopping the runaway Blue Jays train.

When the Jays chugged into Motown, the consensus was that we’d find out how good they are when they run up against the Tigers’ great starting pitching.

Well, it’s three games later and the Jays won them all, the latest a 7-3 pounding of Detroit ‘ace’ Justin Verlander.

Although the Jays didn’t have Edwin Encarnacion in the lineup due to a bad back, it didn’t stop them from hitting home runs. In the sixth inning, they received a two-run shot by Juan Francisco followed by a solo blast from Brett Lawrie. Melky Cabrera added a solo dinger in the ninth. It was the 10th home run of the season for all three players.

It was the fifth time this season the Jays have managed back-to-back shots and the muscle flexing allowed the Jays to assume a 6-3 lead.


Videos

Photos