DETROIT -- Melky Cabrera had three hits, including a solo homer, scored three runs and knocked in two to lead the streaking Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Designated hitter Adam Lind supplied two doubles and three RBIs -- including a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth -- for American League East Division leader Toronto (36-24), which has won four straight and 13 of 15.
Right fielder Jose Bautista added three hits and two RBIs. Starter R.A. Dickey (6-4) lasted five-plus shaky innings -- allowing two runs, seven hits and four walks -- to get the pitching win.
First baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler blasted solo home runs for Central Division-leading Detroit (31-24), which has lost four straight and 12 of 16.
Tigers starter Rick Porcello (8-3) allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings.
Detroit left 11 runners on base.
The teams' Cabreras traded solo shots in the first, with Toronto left fielder Melky hitting his ninth homer over the right-field wall and Detroit first baseman Miguel ripping his 11th to left-center.
Kinsler's leadoff home run in the third gave Detroit a 2-1 advantage.
Lind's two-out, two-run double off Porcello gave the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning. He smashed a high fastball beyond the reach of center fielder Austin Jackson, allowing left fielder Cabrera and Bautista to score.
Toronto tacked on three insurance runs off reliever Evan Reed in the eighth -- on an RBI single by Cabrera, a double by Lind and a fielder's choice RBI by pinch hitter Steve Tolleson.
The Blue Jays scored two more off Corey Knebel in the ninth, when Bautista doubled for his third hit.
NOTES: The Tigers purchased the contract of SS Eugenio Suarez from Triple-A Toledo. Suarez, who is expected to make his first major league start Thursday, will get the bulk of playing time at short, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Suarez batted .302 with two homers and seven RBIs in 12 games in Triple-A after hitting .284 with six homers and 29 RBI in 42 games at Double-A Erie. Tigers SS Danny Worth, who batted .167, was designated for assignment. ... Ausmus said RHP Joe Nathan would remain the closer despite allowing eight runs in his past three appearances. Nathan has blown four of 17 save opportunities. ... Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes has reached base in 29 of his last 31 games. ... The Blue Jays' 5-3 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday was just the second time in major league history that at least eight ninth-inning runs were scored after eight scoreless innings. The other was the Atlanta Braves' 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 23, 1993.