MLB summary of June 11 in the American: The Jays narrowly avoid the shutout against the Tigers
Rookie Beau Brieske pitched until the sixth inning and earned his first major league victory, Victor Reyes returned from the disabled list and he had three hits to help the Detroit Tigers defeat the Blues Toronto Jays 3-1 Saturday.
Making his ninth start, the 24-year-old Brieske (1-5) gave up seven hits and walked zero in five and two-thirds innings. Gregory Soto managed to survive the ninth round and got his 13th stoppage. Reyes and Eric Haase each scored a run in addition to producing another.
Considered Toronto’s top prospect, receiver Gabriel Moreno made his MLB debut. Moreno, who was recalled from AAA on Saturday, finished his game with one hit on four at bats. Moreno hit a two-out single in the ninth inning. George Springer pushed him to the plate moments later to avoid the shutout.
Jays starter Kevin Gausman (5-5) allowed two runs, one earned and six hits while striking out four batters in six innings.
The Tigers took the lead in the first inning on a Harold Castro single. Haase made it 2-0 in the fourth with his second career triple, pushing Javier Baez, who started the inning with a walk.
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