In Major League Baseball, Detroit rallied from a 4-0 first inning deficit with a six run second inning comeback and then went on to win 7-6 last night at Toronto. The victory snapped the Tigers’ three game losing streak and keeps Detroit a half a game behind the Central Division leading Indians, who beat the Royals for their fifth win in-a-row. Max Scherzer will try to make it a 13-0 start to his season as the Tigers’ right-hander goes to the mound tonight in Game Three of the Four-game series with the Blue Jays. Torii Hunter drove in the go-ahead run for Detroit in the top of the eighth inning last night with an infield hit to break a 6-6 tie with his fourth single of the game. In between Hunter’s game winning RBI and the second inning, Detroit’s offense was held in check. That six spot in the second frame was capped off by Miguel Cabrera’s three run shot, his 26th home run of the season. Doug Fister started the game for the Tigers, but surrendered six runs during the first two innings. The right-hander settled down from there to provide four scoreless frames before the bullpen took over in the seventh, beginning with Al Alburquerque, who picked up the win. Drew Smyly followed in the eighth and then in the ninth, Joaquin Benoit earned his sixth save of the season. The trio of relievers allowed no hits and one walk to help give Detroit just its second victory in eight games. Six games is the suspension handed down by MLB to Tigers’ pitcher Rick Porcello. He has also been fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist on Sunday. Porcello hit Zobrist with a high and tight fastball in the bottom of the first inning. MLB deemed it retaliation for Rays closer Fernando Rodney buzzing a high heater past Miguel Cabrera’s head the day before. The White Sox snapped their five-game skid last night by downing the Orioles 5-2 in Chicago while the Cubs lost 8-7 at Oakland. And the really big story in baseball happened last night in Cincinnati where Reds right-hander Homer Bailey tossed a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Bailey allowed a walk and struck out nine while recording his second career no-hitter. He also threw Major League Baseball's last no-hitter on September 28th of last year in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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