TORONTO (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a two-run homer, José Berríos won his third straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the error-prone Detroit Tigers 4-1 Sunday.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette had RBI doubles for the Blue Jays, who have won 12 of 15 overall after taking three of four from the Tigers. Toronto (57-45) is a season-high 12 games above .500 for the third time, and the first time since the Blue Jays were 37-25 on June 15.
Detroit (41-62) has gone 4-7 since the All-Star break.
Berríos (8-4) allowed three hits in seven innings, including a solo home run to his brother-in-law, Javier Báez. Berríos walked one and struck out six.
“He was landing his curveball. He was spotting his fastball up,” interim manager John Schneider said. “He was on.”
Tim Mayza worked the eighth and Jordan Romano finished for his AL-leading 24th save in 27 chances, striking out Miguel Cabrera to end it with the fans in the crowd of 40,298 on their feet.
The Tigers made four errors Sunday, giving them seven in the four-game series. Left fielder Robbie Grossman dropped Guerrero’s line drive in the third, Báez dropped Bichette’s pop fly in the fourth, Hill made an errant pickoff throw to first in the fifth and Báez made a throwing error on Teoscar Hernández’s grounder in the eighth.
“It was inexcusable,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “Those are sloppy plays that need to be made.”
Hinch disputed the suggestion that the upcoming trade deadline is affecting his team’s focus.
“These are big boys. They can make plays,” Hinch said.
None of Toronto’s runs were unearned.
Chapman opened the scoring when he connected off right-hander Garrett Hill in the second inning, his 20th this season and fourth this series. Chapman homered twice Thursday…