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Toronto defeats Minnesota in extras

May 15, 2011 - 12:12 AM Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Jose Bautista's two-run home run highlighted a six-run 11th inning, as Toronto scored a 9-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the second of a three-game series.

J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBI, and two runs scored while Yunel Escobar added three hits and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who have won four straight.

Jo-Jo Reyes gave up three runs -- two earned -- on 10 hits with a walk and six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings, while Jon Rauch (2-2) got the win for throwing two scoreless innings.

Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-5 with a solo home run for the Twins, who have lost their past seven games.

Nick Blackburn gave up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings. Glen Perkins (0-1) was charged with the loss.

"It's been tough for us all over," said Blackburn. "A few things different here and there and we win that game. But that wasn't the case and we just need to all go out and do our job and things will get better."

In the 11th inning, the Blue Jays broke the tie and then some.

After Corey Patterson led off the inning with a single against Perkins, Jim Hoey took the mound and Bautista deposited a pitch over the wall in right. The next two batters walked and another pitching change was followed by a two-run double from Arencibia. A run-scoring walk from Rajai Davis, which was followed by another pitching change, and a sacrifice fly from Patterson made it a 9-3 contest.

Shawn Camp set the Twins down in order in the bottom of the frame to close out the win.

The Blue Jays got on the board in the first inning. Escobar led off with an infield single and moved to second on a sac bunt from Patterson. A wild pitch moved Escobar to third and he scored on a Danny Valencia throwing error off a Bautista grounder to third.

Minnesota answered in the bottom of the first as an RBI single from Justin Morneau was followed by Delmon Young's sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead.

Toronto tied the game in the second on Arencibia's solo homer, his sixth of the season.

The score stayed 2-2 until the sixth inning when Cuddyer led off with his fourth homer of the year to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead.

However, the Blue Jays tied the game again in the eighth after Escobar hit a two-out infield single and Patterson followed with a triple to dead center.

Game Notes

Minnesota went just 1-for-13 with men in scoring position and left 12 men on base...Toronto has taken four of five from Minnesota this season...Minnesota outhit Toronto, 13-9.