Detroit has lost 12 of 14 in Toronto.
Blue Jays C Luke Maile threw out two runners attempting to steal, both at second base. Maile threw out Jeimer Candelario in the first and Grayson Greiner in the seventh.
Tigers: RHP Alex Wilson had to leave in the eighth because of a sore left calf. Wilson missed almost a month earlier this season because of a strain in his left foot. … RHP Drew VerHagen (nasal fracture) will join Triple A Toledo Saturday night to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment. VerHagen has been out since June 20.
LeMahieu hit a two-run homer in the ninth and set a career best with five RBI as the Rockies rallied past the San Francisco Giants 9-8 on Thursday to snap a four-game losing streak.
It was a good one to win, LeMahieu said. I feel like we’ve been on the other end of that for the last couple of weeks so it was good to win that one late.
Nolan Arenado hit his 19th home run, tying him for the National League lead with Washington’s Bryce Harper. Trevor Story added three hits for Colorado, which had lost four straight at San Francisco.
The Nets traded G Hamidou Diallo (45th pick overall) to the Hornets as part of the trade that will send C Dwight Howard to the Nets; the Hornets then traded Diallo to the Thunder for undisclosed considerations.
Sources: Dallas’ pursuit of Atlanta’s No. 3 overall pick — for potential run at Luka Doncic — has lost momentum in recent hours.
Dallas preferred to send the fifth and 33rd pick to Atlanta in exchange for No. But, the Hawks were not interested in that deal, according to a report from The Athletic.
Dallas’ preferred trade offer to Atlanta this week had been the No. 5 pick plus the No. 33 pick for the No. 3 pick, I’ve been told, but Atlanta wouldn’t bite.
The teams had previously discussed including Dallas forward Wesley Matthews and Hawks guard Kent Bazemore in the trade.
The Hawks and Mavericks are still talking, according to league sources, but Dallas is unwilling to trade No. 5 and Wes Matthews for No. 3 and Kent Bazemore. Such a move is essentially paying $19.3 million to move up two spots in tonight’s draft