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Blue Jays overcome 5-run deficit, Twins' skid hits 9

Blue Jays overcome 5-run deficit, Twins' skid hits 9 Click to Enlarge Photo: AP - Ann Heisenfelt

Aug 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday.

Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in three runs as Toronto handed the Twins their ninth straight loss.

The Blue Jays trailed 7-6 in the eighth when Kevin Pillar doubled with one out off Ryan Pressly (6-6). Upton followed with a triple past a diving Max Kepler in right. Kepler fumbled the ball as he chased it down by the wall, allowing Upton to score standing up as a sellout crowd of 47,485 cheered wildly.

Jason Grilli (5-3) worked one inning for the win and Roberto Osuna finished for his 29th save.

Minnesota led 5-0 before the Blue Jays began their comeback. Encarnacion hit his 36th homer and leads the AL with 105 RBIs.

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