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Arencibia's 2-run homer lifts Jays over Tigers 9-7


LAKELAND, FL – J.P. Arencibia hits a two-run homer in the ninth inning to carry the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-7 exhibition victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

Arencibia's homer came off Zach Miner after a single by Adam Loewen.

Left-hander Zach Jackson, who struck out four in two relief innings, got the win for the Blue Jays.

Brent Dlugach homered for the second straight day for Detroit.

Jeremy Reed, Brian Dopriak and Randy Ruiz drove in runs for the Blue Jays with consecutive singles in the third inning off Max Scherzer.

Toronto scored four more in the seventh off Armando Galarraga, who gave up four singles and two walks.

Starting pitcher Rick Porcello pitched two perfect innings, and Dontrelle Willis pitched two scoreless frames for the Tigers.

Starter Marc Rzepczynski pitched two shutout innings for the Blue Jays, who had 15 hits.

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