Anibal Sanchez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Sanchez (2-3), acquired from Miami in a five-player deal last month, allowed one earned run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked two, leaving with the tying run on third base.
Detroit's bullpen was able to close the game out. Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 25th save in 29 chances and 100th save as a Tiger.
Aaron Laffey (3-5) allowed two earned runs and five hits in six-plus innings. He walked three and struck out two.
The Blue Jays have been held to three or fewer runs for six straight games.