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Toronto Blue Jays' Anthony Gose (8) congratulates Brett Lawrie who scored on a Erik Kratz single in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-3 victory Thursday.

The AL East-leading Blue Jays have won 19 of 23, including sweeps of defending champion Boston, AL West-leading Oakland and AL Central-leading Detroit. J.A. Happ (5-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings for Toronto.

Casey Janssen got the final out for his 10th save in 11 chances. He needed only one pitch to retire Nick Castellanos on a line drive to left with two on.

Melky Cabrera also homered for the Blue Jays.

Verlander (6-5) allowed six runs — five earned — and eight hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out four. Toronto scored three runs each in the fourth and sixth.



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