Kirk Gibson drove in five runs with a home run and two doubles and Chet Lemon hit a three-run homer as the Detroit Tigers beat the Blue Jays, 10-1, yesterday before 44,484 in Toronto.
Rookie right-hander Randy O'Neal, making his second start since being recalled June 2 from Class AAA Nashville, gave up four hits, struck out four and walked two in seven innings to end Toronto's winning streak at five games.
Gibson staked the Tigers to a 3-0 lead in the first against Luis Leal (3-4, 5.62 ERA). Lou Whitaker (four singles) and Alan Trammell singled in front of Gibson's 10th homer.
The Tigers, who lost the first two games of the four-game series, got five runs in the third against Leal. Whitaker led off with a single and, one out later, Gibson hit an RBI double.
One out later, Darrell Evans was intentionally walked and Nelson Simmons got an RBI double. Lemon then hit his second homer.
The Blue Jays scored in the third when Ron Shepherd doubled for his first major league hit and Damaso Garcia singled him in.
Gibson got his third hit, an RBI double, in the seventh to make it 9-1. He scored his third run of the game one out later on Evan's double.