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MLB: Minnesota 7, Toronto 6

May 12, 2012 at 1:43 AM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Darin Mastroianni keyed a four-run fifth Friday that gave Minnesota a 6-2 lead and the Twins held on to defeat Toronto 7-6.

Mastroianni, recalled this week from Class AAA Rochester, played in only his third major league game and recorded his first two hits.

He had a two-run single in the fifth inning and then drove in a run with a base hit in the seventh. His second single produced what turned out to be the winning run.

Toronto put together a would-be rally in the late innings on sixth-inning homers by Jose Bautista and Eric Thames that accounted for three runs and a solo shot from Edwin Encarnacion in the eighth.

Nick Blackburn (1-4) went five innings and picked up his first win of the season despite giving up five runs on six hits. Matt Capps worked around a ninth-inning single to earn his sixth save.

Toronto starter Kyle Drabek (2-4) surrendered three runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Minnesota ended a two-game skid and won for just the ninth time in 32 games.

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