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Resilient Jays rally
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Blue Jays 5, Twins 4
Joe Inglett (right) is greeted at the plate after his two-run homer in the third inning.  (AP)
Unable to reward A.J. Burnett with a victory for his sharp outing, the Jays at least recovered to dash the Twins' playoff hopes. Joe Inglett homered early, Travis Snider was in the middle of the tying and winning rallies, and John McDonald stroked the go-ahead hit to make a winner of reliever Jesse Carlson.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (77-62)
Lost 2
Toronto 5, Minnesota 4   TOR
Toronto (72-66)
Won 4
September 3, 2008
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Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0   4 11 3
Toronto
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1   5 11 0
Standings thru 9/3/08  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF-CF 6 0 1 0 0 3 6 .296
Casilla, A, 2B 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 .294
Mauer, C 6 0 2 3 0 1 0 .323
Morneau, 1B 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 .313
Kubel, LF 5 0 1 0 1 1 5 .277
Buscher, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
  b-Harris, B, PH-DH 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .261
Punto, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .288
Tolbert, 3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .276
Gomez, C, CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .252
  a-Young, D, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .287
  1-Pridie, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Totals 42 4 11 4 7 9 22  

a-Doubled for Gomez, C in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Buscher in the 8th.
1-Ran for Young, D in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young, D (24, Burnett, AJ), Mauer (27, Downs, S), Morneau (40, Ryan, B).
3B: Tolbert (1, Burnett, AJ).
TB: Harris, B; Tolbert 4; Span; Young, D 2; Punto; Kubel; Morneau 3; Mauer 3.
RBI: Mauer 3 (70), Harris, B (45).
2-out RBI: Mauer 3; Harris, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2; Gomez, C; Casilla, A 2; Span; Punto.
SAC: Pridie.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tolbert (5, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Barajas).
CS: Span (6, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Punto (8, fielding), Tolbert (5, throw), Pridie (1, fielding).
DP: (Tolbert-Casilla, A-Morneau).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .301
  a-Bautista, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246
  McDonald, Jo, SS 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .217
Scutaro, SS-2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .264
Rios, A, RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 .294
Wells, V, CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .298
Lind, LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .296
Barajas, C 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .256
  1-Mench, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235
  Zaun, C 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222
  2-Thigpen, PR-C 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .143
Overbay, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 .273
Rolen, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .247
Snider, DH 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .333
Totals 42 5 11 3 4 8 20  

a-Intentionally walked for Inglett in the 7th.
1-Ran for Barajas in the 7th. 2-Ran for Zaun in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rios, A (42, Blackburn), Rolen (23, Guardado).
3B: Rios, A (7, Nathan).
HR: Inglett (3, 3rd inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind; Barajas; Rios, A 5; McDonald, Jo; Inglett 4; Rolen 2; Overbay; Snider 3.
RBI: Inglett 2 (31), McDonald, Jo (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V; Inglett; Scutaro 2; McDonald, Jo; Overbay 2.
GIDP: Overbay.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 11.

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 6.2 6 3 2 0 6 1 3.71
Reyes, De 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.31
Guerrier 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.54
Nathan (BS, 6) 2.0 2 1 0 3 2 0 1.07
Guardado (L, 3-4) 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.35
Bonser 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.17
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 6.2 6 3 3 4 8 0 4.47
Downs, S (BS, 3) 1.1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1.23
Ryan, B 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.70
League 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.00
Carlson (W, 6-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.99

Reyes, De pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Guardado pitched to 2 batters in the 11th.
Bonser pitched to 1 batter in the 11th.

WP: Ryan, B.
IBB: Bautista (by Reyes, De), Wells, V (by Nathan), Lind (by Nathan).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 84-58, Reyes, De 4-0, Guerrier 17-12, Nathan 45-22, Guardado 12-8, Bonser 2-1, Burnett, AJ 113-64, Downs, S 25-12, Ryan, B 24-14, League 15-9, Carlson 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 10-3, Reyes, De 0-0, Guerrier 3-1, Nathan 0-3, Guardado 0-0, Bonser 0-0, Burnett, AJ 7-2, Downs, S 3-0, Ryan, B 0-2, League 3-0, Carlson 1-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 27, Reyes, De 1, Guerrier 4, Nathan 11, Guardado 2, Bonser 1, Burnett, AJ 29, Downs, S 8, Ryan, B 6, League 4, Carlson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, De 2-0, Guerrier 3-0, Bonser 2-1, Downs, S 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:35.
Att: 21,475.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 3, 2008
September 3, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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