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Blue Jays top Tigers 5-4 in pre-season action

LAKELAND, Fla. – Kevin Kiermaier and Daniel Vogelbach each homered as the Toronto Blue Jays took command early and held on for a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in pre-season action on Thursday.

Vogelbach’s home run in the fifth inning gave the Blue Jays a 5-1 lead.

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Parker Meadows hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to bring the Tigers to within two before Jace Jung belted another homer in the ninth to further trim the deficit.

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Bowden Francis threw five strikeouts, surrendered three hits and one run in three and 2/3 innings as the starter for Toronto (4-8). Hagen Danner got the save pitching the ninth inning.

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Kenta Maeda gave up four hits and two runs, while only striking out one batter in four innings of work as the starter for Detroit (6-6).

The Blue Jays next face the New York Yankees on Friday in Dunedin, Fla.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 7, 2024.

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