Blue Jays comeback bid fails as Twins even make streaks in extra innings


Nick Gordon hit a three-run homer and scored in the 10th inning for Minnesota after a pair of errors from Toronto receiver Danny Jansen gave the Twins a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night.

Gordon, who had three hits in the game, was the autorunner to start bottom of 10th. Jordan Romano (3-3) knocked out Jake Cave on a low slider that passed Jansen, who threw wildly at first, allowing Cave to reach and move Gordon to third. Tim Beckham grounded third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw home for Gordon to try to score.

Jansen probably would have had the takedown but didn’t catch the ball cleanly.

Michael Fulmer (4-4) left the bases loaded top of 10 in his second appearance for the Twins since acquiring Detroit.

The Blue Jays rallied in ninth against Minnesota’s new closest, Jorge Lopez, another trade deadline acquisition that was a star for Baltimore. Bo Bichette and Danny Jansen singled before Raimel Tapia hit a two-out single to shallow center field.

Making his Minnesota debut, Tyler Mahle became the first Twins starter to complete six innings since Sonny Gray went six against Detroit on July 24. Mahle allowed one hit in the first four innings before giving up home runs to Matt Chapman, Santiago Espinal and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a two-run blast at center in sixth.

Mahle, acquired at the deadline from the Cincinnati Reds for three prospects, allowed four runs and five hits.

Gordon’s fifth homer of the season capped a four-run fourth against former Twins starter Jose Berrios, who allowed five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.

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