Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 4/9/13
DETROIT -- AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, left fielder Don Kelly made a home run-robbing catch and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday. The Blue Jays, who spent millions during the winter to upgrade their roster, fell to 2-5 for their worst start since 2004. Cabrera, coming off his Triple Crown season, had four hits and scored three times. Torii Hunter had three hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and Alex Avila homered. Kelly took away a home run from J.P. Arencibia leading off the second. Kelly ran back to the wall, reached above the fence and caught the ball as he rammed into the padding. Kelly bounced back toward the field and fell onto the warning track, but held on. Anibal Sanchez (1-0) struck out eight in seven innings. He allowed two runs and five hits with one walk. Drew Smyly and Al Alburquerque combined to pitch the eighth. Joaquin Benoit worked the ninth and gave up Cody Rasmus' solo home run. Brandon Morrow (0-1) gave up five runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. Cabrera hit an opposite-field liner just over the fence in right for a three-run homer in the fourth for a 5-1 lead. His 100th career home run at Comerica Park came after Austin Jackson and Hunter singled, and finished Morrow. Miguel Cabrera added a run-scoring single and Matt Tuiasosopo had an RBI double in the eighth. Melky Cabrera had three hits and his first RBI for Toronto. He moved past 1,000 career hits. Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the first on Prince Fielder's RBI double off the wall in right-center. He drove in Cabrera, who singled with two outs. Avila's second home run of the season made it 2-0 in the second. He homered on Morrow's first pitch of the inning -- it was the first pitch Avila saw since the birth of his first child, Avery Noelle, on Sunday. The Blue Jays got a run in the third on Emilio Bonifacio's triple and Jose Reyes' single. NOTES: Toronto OF Jose Bautista returned as the DH after missing three games because of a twisted right ankle. ... Detroit DH Victor Martinez didn't play because of a cut on the top of his right thumb that required eight stitches. He is day-to-day. ... Former University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch, bouncing it about halfway to the plate. ... Wednesday's starters are Rick Porcello (0-1, 5.06 ERA ) for the Tigers against Mark Buehrle (0-0, 10.13) for the Blue Jays.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dirk Koetter 'extremely' concerned about 2016 1st-rounder, Vernon Hargreaves

Former teammate on Andrew Luck: 'He's not close, in my mind'

Joe Maddon delivers classic quote about not pitching Wade Davis in Game 2

NFL insists Ezekiel Elliott suspension is ‘in place’ until further notice

Report: Cavs will honor Kyrie Irving with video tribute on opening night

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Giants expected to reinstate Rodgers-Cromartie in Week 7

Teddy Bridgewater to reportedly be taken off PUP, practice

Ex-BC football player says he has video proof of X-rated recruiting parties

Hue Jackson hints DeShone Kizer may start Week 7

Fourteen unsung heroes from Week 7 of college football

Rick Pitino officially fired by Louisville for cause

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

The 'Adrian Peterson hopes to rise from the ashes in Phoenix' quiz

College football 2017 Week 7 predictions

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

NFL Week 6 predictions

The 'Help wanted: Supervising manager' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

The 'Adrian Peterson hopes to rise from the ashes in Phoenix' quiz

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

NFL Week 6 predictions

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker