TORONTO (AP) -
connected for the third consecutive game and the
Toronto Blue Jays
5-1 on Wednesday night for their first victory of the season.
allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings for Detroit, which lost its first seven games last year and finished last in
the AL Central.
The Tigers were beaten 12-5 on opening day this season and absorbed a difficult 5-4 loss Tuesday in a game they led 3-0 through
Cabrera made sure the opening-week slump would not continue, hitting a three-run drive in the first and a solo shot in the
fifth that bounced off the center-field restaurant at Rogers Centre.
Cabrera added a single in the eighth and finished 3-for-4. He is 7-for-10 with two walks this season.
Inge added a solo shot in the sixth for the Tigers, who have six homers in three games.
followed Miner (1-0) with 1 1-3 innings,
tossed a perfect eighth in his major league debut and
finished for Detroit.
crashed into the wall in center to snare
's drive for the final out.
The Tigers jumped on
in the first.
singled to bring up Cabrera, who drilled the first pitch over the wall in left for his first homer of the season.
got one back in the bottom half when
hit back-to-back doubles.
followed with a single and
walked to load the bases for
, but Toronto couldn't sustain the rally. Hill was forced out at the plate on Lind's grounder and Rios was thrown out at home
's fly to shallow right.
Litsch (0-1) surrendered five runs and seven hits in six innings for Toronto.
Notes: Thursday's series finale will mark the first time since baseball's draft began in 1965 that two first-round picks will
face each other in their respective major league debuts. Toronto will start left-hander
, the sixth-overall pick in 2005, while Detroit counters with right-hander
, taken 27th in 2007. ... Wednesday's loss denied the
the third 3-0 start in club history. Toronto started 3-0 in 1992 and 1996.