Renteria Homers in Tigers' Win Over Jays

Toronto has lost six in a row at Rogers Centre
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 11:01 PM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays' David Purcey delivers a pitch as he makes his major league debut against the Detroit Tigers during baseball action in Toronto, Friday April 18, 2008.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
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(Newser) – Edgar Renteria hit a two-run home run, Kenny Rogers won for the first time since July and Detroit beat the Blue Jays 8-4 on Friday, handing Toronto its sixth consecutive home defeat. The Blue Jays have not won at home since April 6, when they completed a three-game sweep of Boston. It's Toronto's longest home losing streak since April 2004.

Renteria, who singled home a run in the ninth, went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Rogers (1-3) worked 6 2-3 innings to win for the first time since July 4, when he beat Cleveland 6-4. He allowed four runs and three hits. He walked four and struck out one. Aquilino Lopez finished the seventh, Denny Bautista the eighth and Todd Jones the ninth.