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Avila's hit gives Tigers 3-2 win over Jays in 11

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DETROIT (AP) -

Alex Avila's RBI single with two outs in the 11th gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, one inning after center fielder Austin Jackson kept the game tied with a spectacular catch.

The Blue Jays had a runner on second in the 10th when Anthony Gose lifted what looked like a sure hit to the gap in right-center.

But Jackson raced over and made a diving catch.

With runners on first and second in the 11th, Avila singled to right off Chad Jenkins (0-1).

Gose played the ball on a hop and couldn't throw out pinch-runner Quintin Berry at home.

Joaquin Benoit (3-3) got the win. Justin Verlander struck out 12 in nine innings for the Tigers.

The Tigers begin a three-game series with the Angels at Comerica Park on Friday.

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