Jays can’t fend off Tigers in extra innings walk-off loss

Blue Jays relief pitcher Lucas Harrell, foreground, walks off the field as the Detroit Tigers celebrate their 6-5 extra-innings win on Sunday, in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

By Dave Hogg, The Associated Press, July 16, 2017 

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The Tigers’ top players created a winning rally without doing much of anything.

Alex Avila, Justin Upton and Miguel Cabrera drew walks in the 11th inning, the last with the bases loaded, giving Detroit a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

“That’s how experience wins games,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. “Young guys are going up there thinking about a walk-off homer and swinging as soon as they see the white of the ball. Veterans are patient enough to wait for what the pitcher gives them.”

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