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TORONTO -- Hitless in 10 at-bats against the Blue Jays, Victor Martinez came through at the perfect time for the Detroit Tigers. Renato Augusto Jersey .Martinez hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Tigers stopped Torontos seven-game winning streak, beating the Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.Hampered by an injured left knee for much of 2015, when he hit .245 with 11 home runs, Martinez has returned to his productive self this season. Hes hitting a team-high .309 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI.It just shows you how much we missed him last year, manager Brad Ausmus said.Justin Upton had two hits and Andrew Romine reached base three times for the Tigers, who had lost seven of their previous nine against Toronto.Bruce Rondon (3-1) earned the win despite allowing a tying home run to Devon Travis in the seventh. Rondon missed the first two games of the series with flu-like symptoms.Justin Wilson pitched the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 24th save.Martinez broke a 2-all tie with a one-out drive off Jason Grilli (3-3).While hes happy to be healthy again, Martinez said hes focused on more than just his own statistics.Im worried more about the team, he said. I dont really pay attention to the numbers. I just want to win.Matt Boyd allowed one run and four hits in five innings for Detroit. He was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start in place of Daniel Norris, who has a strained right oblique.He did an excellent job, Ausmus said. He did exactly what we needed him to do.The Tigers loaded the bases against Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez with nobody out in the second but Toronto got a double play to limit the damage.Left fielder Ezequiel Carrera caught Steven Moyas fly ball and threw home in time to retire Martinez, who was attempting to tag up from third.Ausmus said Martinez made the decision to run on his own.It took a perfect throw to get him, Ausmus said. I think he was using little a bit of stealth there.Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked to load the bases a second time before Romine drove in the games first run when he was hit by a pitch.Saltalamacchia made it 2-0 in the fourth with a two-out RBI single. Carrera cut it to 2-1 with an RBI triple in the fifth.Sanchez had pitched eight innings in each of his previous two starts, both victories, but wasnt as sharp against the Tigers. He allowed two runs and five hits in five innings.Following the game, Sanchez was named to the AL All-Star team, replacing injured Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel.Thats a huge accomplishment, Sanchez said. There were so many other guys deserving of this award and to be mentioned with those people is a huge honor for me.BLESS THIS MESSThe Tigers have won six of the seven games in which theyve made multiple errors.START ME UPBlue Jays starters have held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in 11 straight.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: OF Jose Bautista (left big toe) has begun hitting off a tee, manager John Gibbons said. Bautista has not played since June 16. There is no timetable for his return. ... INF Ryan Goins, who went on the DL with a strained forearm after pitching an inning of relief in Torontos 19-inning loss to Cleveland on July 1, has resumed throwing.UP NEXTTigers: RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-9, 6.52) allowed a season-worst seven runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 12-1 loss at Cleveland on July 5. Sanchez has not won as a starter since April 28 against Oakland.Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (6-9, 4.10) has allowed at least one home run in each of his past six starts, surrendering 11 in that span. Willian Jersey .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Lucas Lima Brazil Jersey . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. http:///...nso-football-jersey/ . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said.Joe Root swept the board at the England Team Awards dinner in Leeds, where there was also recognition for Sky Sports commentator David Lloyd. Root was named Test and Limited Overs Cricketer of the Year as well as coming out on top in the voting for Mens Player of the Year, an award voted for by England supporters.The Yorkshire batsman, who also has a knack for picking up key wickets with his occasional off-spin bowling, played a key part in England regaining the Ashes against Australia last summer. He scored two centuries in the series win, added four more tons in one-day cricket and finished the World Twenty20 as the tournaments leading run-scorer as England made it to the final. Root beat fellow Ashes heroes Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad to the Test prize Root beat off competition from Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes for the Test cricket award with Jos Buttler and David Willey his rivals for the Limited Overs prize.Im extremely proud of what Ive achieved throughout this year, Root told Sky Sports News, but more importantly to be associated with all three teams and the progress weve made as a unit and as a squad. Heres a little look at the Ashes coverage which won Sky Sports a BAFTA To say Ive been playing in all three, Im really pleased with that, and its really exciting to be going into the summer with that behind us and the way that we are looking to improve all the time.We are gaining in confidence and getting better in every game so as long as that continues going forward throughout this summer, well be in a really good place by the end of it.The Development Cricketer of the Year award was presented to Essex batsman Dan Lawrence, who became the countys youngest centurion last summer. Dan Lawrence is Development Player of the Year Lawrence celebrated in style on Monday by scoring 116 for Essex in their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Derbyshire. Anya Shrubsole claimed the leading womens award Somerset bowler Anya Shrubsole was named England Womens Cricketer of the Year after a superb year with the balll - she took 32 wickets across all formats and beat off competition from Heather Knight and Sarah Taylor. Alex Sandro Jersey. Charlotte Edwards won a fans vote to be named Womens Player of the Year Charlotte Edwards, who recently retired from international cricket, came out on top of the public vote for Womens Player of the Year.Callum Flynn was named Disability Cricketer of the Year after helping the England Physical Disabilities squad to victory in the inaugural Physical Disabilities World Cup in Bangladesh last autumn.He needed a titanium knee replacement to continue his cricket career after being diagnosed with bone-cancer when he was 14-years old.And there was a Special Achievement award for Lloyd to honour a career in the sport spanning more than 50 years. Weve open the Sky Sports cricket vault to bring you some classic David Lloyd pitch reports Bumbles cricket career has included spells as an England Test player, England coach, Lancashire captain and coach, and as a First Class Umpire before his move into the broadcasting world.ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison said: Its been a remarkable year for our international teams - the Womens Ashes attracted record attendances and unprecedented levels of media interest, our physical disability team won the inaugural Physical Disability World Cup in Bangladesh, and our mens team regained the Ashes, won a major Test series in South Africa, and reached the final of the World T20 tournament. Bumble was given a Special Achievement award at the ECB dinner Each of the players honoured tonight has made a big contribution to England cricket, helping to win matches and to inspire a wider audience and deserves the highest praise.The recognition for David Lloyd, with the ECB Special Achievement Award, is also richly deserved. Bumble is one of the games greatest servants and finest characters. He is pretty much unique, having given so much to cricket in so many different ways; as a player, coach, captain, umpire and commentator. This award is a wonderful way to salute his extraordinary career. Also See: Fixtures/results Live cricket on Sky Get Sky Sports Cricket videos Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '