TORONTO (AP) – Orlando Hudson homered in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Hudson drove a 1-2 pitch from Craig Dingman (0-1) over the center-field wall for his 10th homer this season. Shea Hillenbrand also connected for the Blue Jays, who have won two in a row after losing the series opener.

Dmitri Young hit a two-run homer and Magglio Ordonez also went deep for the Tigers, who have lost five of six.

Justin Speier (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory.

Hillenbrand and Aaron Hill hit consecutive singles in the second before Corey Koskie’s RBI single.

Rondell White singled in the fourth and scored on Young’s homer off Gustavo Chacin. White drew laughter from his teammates when he slipped just as he was about to round third base.

Ordonez made it 3-1 with his homer in the sixth.

Hillenbrand led off the bottom of the sixth with a home run against Nate Robertson. Hill followed with a double, and Robertson hit Koskie with a pitch before Alex Rios tied it at 3 with an RBI double.

Chacin got a no-decision, allowing three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings.

Robertson gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Notes: Detroit C Ivan Rodriguez served the third game of his four-game suspension for arguing with an umpire. … Toronto ace Roy Halladay won’t return from the disabled list Monday as the team had hoped, and the Blue Jars are unsure when he’ll be able to pitch again. Halladay cut short a simulated game after three innings, saying he felt stiffness in his left leg, which was broken by a line drive last month.

AP-ES-08-10-05 2201EDT


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