Dozier's RBI triple lifts Twins in 3-2 win over Blue Jays
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - -
Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday. Blaine Boyer pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, giving major league leader Glen Perkins a break after the All-Star closer gave up the go-ahead, two-run homer to Chris Colabello the night before.
Kyle Gibson got the Blue Jays to hit into a double play in each of the first three innings. Ryan Pressly (2-1) picked up the victory with a scoreless seventh.
Aaron Loup (1-3) relieved Aaron Sanchez in the seventh and surrendered a leadoff single to Aaron Hicks before the line drive by Dozier that glanced off diving right fielder Ezequiel Carrera's glove. Dozier moved into second place in the American League with 26 extra-base hits, behind Toronto's Josh Donaldson.
Donaldson's streak of four straight games with a home run was stopped.
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