Ryan Raburn hits 2 home runs, Rick Porcello earns win as Tigers rout Blue Jays 10-4

Ryan Raburn hit two home runs, Rick Porcello pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-4 Sunday.

Porcello (7-11) won consecutive starts for the first time this season. He walked none and struck out four.

In his last outing, Porcello shut out Kansas City on two hits for seven innings.

Raburn hit a solo homer off the facing of the second deck in left field against Jesse Carlson in the seventh, then added a three-run shot off Brian Tallet in the eighth that made it 10-1. Raburn has 10 homers this year, and it was the fourth multihomer game of his career.

Raburn is batting .341 with eight homers and 21 RBIs in his past 23 games. Half his hits in that span have been for extra bases, including seven doubles.

Brandon Inge also homered for the Tigers, who have connected in 11 straight road games, hitting 24 home runs in that stretch. Inge hit a two-run drive in the seventh.

John McDonald hit a solo homer off Porcello and Adam Lind added a three-run shot off Jose Valverde in the ninth. Toronto leads the major leagues with 197 homers this season, including a majors-high 112 at home.

Phil Coke worked a perfect eighth before Valverde gave up four hits in the ninth, including Lind's 19th homer.

Before the game, the Blue Jays honored former right-hander Dave Stieb, who threw the only no-hitter in franchise history 20 years ago this week, beating Cleveland 3-0 on Sept. 2, 1990.

Porcello set down the first 11 batters in order before Jose Bautista lined a two-out single in the fourth.

Porcello retired six of the next seven, with Aaron Hill reaching on an infield single to third base in the fifth, before the light-hitting McDonald ended the shutout bid with a two-out homer in the sixth.

It was the first homer allowed by Porcello since Alex Rios of the White Sox connected off him on Aug. 3.

Detroit opened the scoring in the first against Marc Rzepczynski (1-3) on an RBI double by Miguel Cabrera, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

The Tigers added a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Casper Wells.

Detroit chased Rzepczynski in the sixth, two batters after a two-run double by Wells, then tagged Carlson for three in the seventh on homers by Raburn and Inge.

Rzepczynski struck out eight in 5 2-3 innings.

NOTES: Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar (back) did not start. ... Tigers DH Johnny Damon was held out of the starting lineup. ... Toronto announced RHP Brandon Morrow will be shut down for the season following his next start, Sept. 3 at New York. Morrow has pitched a career-high 143 1-3 innings this year, his first full season as a starter. ... Former Blue Jays Jesse Barfield, Tony Fernandez, Pat Hentgen and Duane Ward joined Stieb on the field for the pregame ceremony.