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Yan Gomes, Anthony Gose help Blue Jays rally past Twins 6-5 in 10 innings

A young Blue Jays fan holds up a sign as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Minnesota Twins in MLB American League action in Toronto on Monday, October 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
October 01, 2012 - 10:36 PM

TORONTO - Yan Gomes tied the game with a two-out homer in the ninth inning and Anthony Gose won it with a two-out single in the 10th as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-5.

Adeiny Hechavarria singled with one out in the 10th against left-hander Brian Duensing (4-12) on Monday.

Hechavarria took second on a wild pitch with pinch-hitter J.P. Arencibia at the plate. Arencibia struck out on a ball that got away from catcher Drew Butera.

The catcher's throw hit Arencibia, who was running to first, but it was ruled that he was not running in the proper lane and Arencibia was called out for interference. That prompted an argument by manager John Farrell and his ejection.

But Gose came through with the winning single up the middle on the next at-bat while Adam Lind had four hits and two runs batted in for the Blue Jays.

Trevor Plouffe drove in three runs for the Twins with a homer and a double.

Toronto left-hander Aaron Laffey allowed eight hits and four runs, three earned, in five innings.

The Twins got 5 2/3 innings from Esmerling Vasquez, who allowed six hits, three walks and three runs in his sixth start of the season.

Left-hander Glen Perkins struck out the first two batters of the ninth before allowing Gomes to hit his fourth homer of the season to tie the game.

The Twins loaded the bases in the 10th against Brandon Lyon (4-0) but did not score. Chris Parmelee led off with a double, Alex Casilla was hit by a pitch, Matt Carson's attempted sacrifice resulted in a force at third and Denard Span walked to load the bases.

But Butera popped out to second and Pedro Florimon struck out looking.

The Blue Jays (71-89) scored in the first on a single by Lind. It brought home Rajai Davis, who led off with a single, took second on a foul out to the catcher and moved to third on a fly out.

The Twins (66-94) took a 2-1 lead in the second on the 24th homer of the season by Plouffe after Laffey hit Parmelee with a pitch to lead off the inning.

Plouffe doubled in a run with two out in the third to put the Twins into a 3-1 lead. It scored Jamey Carroll, who doubled with one out and took third on Parmelee's infield single.

Joe Mauer singled in a run in the fifth to put the Twins into a 4-1 lead. It scored Carroll, who led off with an infield hit to shortstop and continued to second on Hechavarria's throwing error.

Toronto catcher Jeff Mathis doubled in two runs with two out in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3.

Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., led off the inning with a walk, Lind singled and Yunel Escobar sacrificed them to second and third. Kelly Johnson walked to load the bases.

Hechavarria forced Lawrie at the plate with a grounder to third. After Mathis' hit, Alex Burnett replaced Vasquez and struck out Gose to end the inning.

Jays lefty Brett Cecil allowed a run in the seventh on a single and a stolen base by Ben Revere and a single by Carroll.

The Blue Jays made that run back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out single by Lawrie against Burnett and Lind's double against left-hander Tyler Robertson.

The Blue Jays had runners at first and third in the eighth but Jared Burton struck out Davis to end the threat.

Notes: Announced attendance at Rogers Centre was 12,359 ....Edwin Encarnacion was not in the starting lineup for the Blue Jays on Monday after coming out of Sunday's game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning because of a tight trapezius muscle. . . . Chad Jenkins, (0-3, 4.67 earned-run average) will start Tuesday for the Blue Jays instead of Carlos Villanueva. It will give the Blue Jays another look at Jenkins, who will be making his third major-league start after making 10 relief appearances. Villanueva, who will be a free agent in the off-season, finishes his season at 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 38 outings, including 16 starts.

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