The Detroit Tigers have had a not-so-stellar season, as they're currently 20 games under the .500 level. On Friday, the team picked up a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to home runs from Nicholas Castellanos and Ian Kinsler. Here's the latest Tigers vs. Blue Jays game recap with top performers, stats, winning pitchers, and what's next for each of these MLB teams.

MLB game recap

The Detroit Tigers scored four runs in the third inning to get today's game going in their favor. Those four runs came courtesy of a grand slam home run from Nicholas Castellanos who picked up his 21st of the season.

Ian Kinsler would get his 16th Home Run of the season in the seventh inning, with two outs and nobody on base. That would give Detroit the 5-2 lead. In the bottom of the eighth Toronto managed to tack on two runs to come within a run of Detroit, but failed to score in the ninth.

The Toronto Blue Jays had eight hits in today's game and managed to score four runs. Richard Urena and Jose Bautista each hit home runs in the eighth inning but the team couldn't score beyond that. For Bautista, it was his 22nd of the season. The Blue Jays slugger went 2-for-3 in today's game with one RBI.

Arena, Kendrys Morales, and Teoscar Hernandez added the other three but the Jays came up one run short.

Buck Farmer picked up today's win for the Tigers to go to 4-2 for his season, while Shane Greene earned his seventh save of the MLB season. Farmer struck out three batters and gave up five hits along with two runs in five innings of work.

Greene came in to preserve the win and struck out one batter in his inning pitched. For the Blue Jays, it was Marcus Stroman falling to 11-7 overall after taking the loss. Stroman pitched six innings and struck out six but gave up six hits and four runs to the Tigers.

Standings & what's next

Today's win moved the Detroit Tigers to 60-80 overall and a road record of 28-42.

Detroit takes on Toronto again starting at 4:07 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday with Chad Bell on the mound.

The Toronto Blue Jays fall to 64-77 overall and 35-35 on their home field. Next up for Toronto is tomorrow's home game against Detroit. Brett Anderson (2-3, 6.42 ERA) will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays at 4:07 p.m. Eastern Time.

Neither of these American League MLB teams is much of a factor when it comes to the MLB Playoffs or Wild Card chase. The Detroit Tigers are second-to-last in the AL Central, while the Blue Jays are in absolute last place in the AL East.