Blue Jays bite Tigers back with 10th-inning walkoff win

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Danny Valencia (right) celebrates with left fielder Melky Cabrera...

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Danny Valencia (right) celebrates with left fielder Melky Cabrera (centre) scoring the winning run in the 10th inning against the Detroit Tigers at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Aug. 9, 2014. (NICK TURCHIARO/USA Today)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:25 PM ET

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t make many July acquisitions this year, but the two players they did add – Danny Valencia and Nolan Reimold – combined to give the team a 3-2, 10th-inning walkoff win over the Detroit Tigers Saturday to level this three-game series at a win apiece.

After the Jays had tied the game with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, Valencia led off the 10th with a single against reliever Joba Chamberlain. Reimold, who had hit for Anthony Gose in the eighth inning, fell behind Chamberlain 0-2 but ripped the next pitch into the left-centre field gap, scoring Valencia all the way from first base.

The Blue Jays tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning but in the process missed a gilt-edged opportunity to end it right there.


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