MLB: Toronto 6, Minnesota 5

July 7, 2010 at 10:41 PM

TORONTO, July 7 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells belted a tie-breaking RBI double to cap a seventh-inning rally Wednesday and the Toronto Blue Jays edged Minnesota 6-5.

Trailing 5-4 entering the frame, Toronto battled back with Fred Lewis igniting the rally with a one-out triple off Kevin Slowey. Matt Guerrier (1-5) relieved and surrendered a sacrifice fly to Alex Gonzalez to produce a tie.

Jose Bautista walked and Wells broke an 0-for-21 slump by hitting a smash off the center field wall to score Bautista with the go-ahead run.

Scott Downs (3-5) tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win and Kevin Gregg notched his 19th save to preserve Toronto's victory.

Bautista hit his major league-leading 22nd home run and Gonzalez added a solo shot for the Blue Jays.

Orlando Hudson homered and drove in three runs and Delmon Young added a solo shot for the Twins, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Detroit in the American League Central standings.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories