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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Mark DeRosa's three-run home run helped power the Toronto Blue Jays past the Detroit Tigers, 8-3, in the opener of a four- game series.

Jose Reyes hit a solo shot to left field in the bottom of the third inning, with the electrifying shortstop going 3-for-5 on the day.

The Blue Jays' offense provided eight runs for starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (8-8), who picked up his third straight win. The knuckleballer went seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits while fanning four and walking one.

Detroit starter Jose Alvarez (1-2) was chased out of the game after only three innings of work. He gave up five runs -- four earned -- on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks in his fourth major league start.

Omar Infante went 4-for-4 on the day with a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning. The second baseman drove in two runs and was a triple shy of the cycle.

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