The Detroit Tigers found an effective way to stay warm Thursday.
They ran. A lot.

For the second straight day, the Tigers built an early five-run lead, only this time, they held it en route to a 11-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in near-freezing temperatures at Comerica Park.

At the time of the first pitch, it was 35 degrees, tying the record for the coldest game time temperature the Tigers had faced at home since 1996.

To help stay warm, they batted around in the second inning for the second straight game, sending nine batters to the plate. In turn, they scored five runs off two-time All-Star Josh Johnson, who exited after 1 1/3 innings -- the shortest start of his career.

Detroit added four more in the fifth when Torii Hunter's bases-loaded single scored two and Prince Fielder's two-run single made it 10-1. Every Tigers player safely reached base and only Andy Dirks was held without a hit in front of an announced crowd of 28,781.

The Tigers, who entered Thursday with baseball's best average (.297), now have double-digit hits in four of their last five games after a 16-hit showing Thursday.