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 night time.
Gordon, who had three hits within the sport, was the automated runner to begin the underside of the tenth. Jordan Romano (3-3) struck out Jake Cave on a low slider that obtained previous Jansen, who threw wildly to first, permitting Cave to achieve and shifting Gordon to 3rd. Tim Beckham hit a grounder to 3rd baseman Matt Chapman, who threw dwelling to get Gordon making an attempt to attain.
Jansen probably would have had the out however didn’t catch the ball cleanly.
Michael Fulmer (4-4) left the bases loaded within the high 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 middle discipline.
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 via 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 middle 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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