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Tigers cap nightmare weekend with 9-2 loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO Big Pasta served up a lot of meatballs. Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon, known as Big Pasta, surrendered four home runs over the first four innings this afternoon. And the Tigers went on to lose to the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-2, at Rogers Centre to complete a 3-game sweep. The Tigers gave up 11 home runs in the series and were outscored 29-6. The Tigers have lost nine of their last 10 and fell 10 games below .500. Simon allowed six runs on six hits and two walks over five innings with two strikeouts for the Tigers. He gave up a one-out solo home run to Josh Donaldson and a two-out solo home run to Edwin Encarnacion who hit three home runs in a 15-1 win on Saturday...