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Jays’ miscues prove costly, Twins win 6-5 in 10th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a three-run homer and scored within the tenth inning for Minnesota after a pair of miscues by Toronto catcher Danny Jansen, giving the Twins a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Friday evening.

Gordon, who had three hits within the sport, was the automated runner to start out the underside of the tenth. Jordan Romano (3-3) struck out Jake Cave on a low slider that acquired previous Jansen, who threw wildly to first, permitting Cave to succeed in and transferring Gordon to 3rd. Tim Beckham hit a grounder to 3rd baseman Matt Chapman, who threw house to get Gordon attempting to attain.

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Jansen doubtless would have had the out however didn’t catch the ball cleanly.

Michael Fulmer (4-4) left the bases loaded within the prime of the tenth in his second look for the Twins since being acquired from Detroit.

The Blue Jays rallied within the ninth in opposition to new Minnesota nearer Jorge López, one other commerce deadline acquisition who was an All-Star for Baltimore. Bo Bichette and Danny Jansen singled earlier than Raimel Tapia blooped a two-out single into shallow heart subject.

Making his Minnesota debut, Tyler Mahle turned the primary Twins starter to complete six innings since Sonny Grey went six in opposition to Detroit on July 24. Mahle allowed one hit by means of the primary 4 innings earlier than giving up homers to Matt Chapman, Santiago Espinal and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who prolonged his hitting streak to 16 video games with a two-run blast to heart within the sixth.

Mahle, acquired on the deadline from the Cincinnati Reds for 3 prospects, allowed 4 runs and 5 hits.

Gordon’s fifth homer of the season capped a four-run fourth in opposition to former Twins starter José Berríos, who gave up 5 runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.

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