TORONTO -- Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs, Doug Fister pitched eight innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Tigers had lost four of five and fallen out of the AL Central lead.
Peralta hit a three-run drive off Brett Cecil in the second and added a solo shot against Joel Carreno in the ninth. It was Peralta's first multihomer game this year and seventh of his career.
Fister (5-7) won for the fourth time in five starts, allowing one run and seven hits, all singles. He struck out nine and matched his longest outing of the season.
Jose Valverde got his 20th save in 24 chances. Detroit avoided being swept in Toronto for the first time since Sept. 5-7, 2003.
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