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Avila's Single Gives Tigers Sweep of Blue Jays

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Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila. REUTERS/Kevin Bartram
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila. REUTERS/Kevin Bartram

UNDATED (WHTC) - Alex Avila's single in the bottom of the 11th inning plated pinch-runner Quintin Berry with the winning run, as the Tigers rallied from a 2-0 deficit on Thursday to defeat visiting Toronto, 3-2, completing a three-game series sweep of the Blue Jays. Now a game and a half behind Chicago in the AL Central race, Detroit opens up a three-game series versus the LA Angels at Comerica Park on Friday evening. Coverage on 1450 WHTC follows high school football.

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Both of Chicago's teams had Thursday off, but begin three-game weekend series at home on Friday. The Cubs have a Wrigley Field matinee versus Colorado, while the White Sox welcome Seattle to the evening lights of US Cellular Field.

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Lee Orr’s two-run single highlighted Fort Wayne’s four-run rally in the eighth inning, and that was enough for the visiting TinCaps to down the Whitecaps last night, 4-1. The rubber game of the series at Fifth Third Ballpark is this evening.

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Exhibition football resumes for the Chicago Bears on Friday night, as they face the defending World Champion New York Giants in the Meadowlands. Saturday evening, the Lions are in Oakland to take on the Raiders.

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