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MLB: Toronto 8, Texas 7

May 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM

TORONTO, May 1 (UPI) -- Brett Lawrie cracked a game-winner homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, salvaging an 8-7 win over Texas for the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays rallied for three runs in the seventh to grab a 7-6 lead -- an advantage they took into the top of the ninth, but Toronto closer Francisco Cordero (1-1) couldn't hold it.

The Rangers strung together consecutive two-out singles by Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and Michael Young to forge a tie. Mike Adams (0-1) took over on the mound for Texas and Lawrie greeted him by blasting a 3-2 pitch off the top of the left field fence for the game-winner.

Kelly Johnson drove in four runs, including a three-run homer, as the Blue Jays evened their three-game series against the Rangers.

Kinsler finished with three RBI and Andrus had three hits for Texas.

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