Gose, Jays beat Twins 6-5Published 8:32am Tuesday, October 2, 2012
TORONTO — The young players the Blue Jays hope to count on in the coming seasons were the catalysts for a comeback win on Monday night.
Anthony Gose singled home the winning run in the 10th inning after Yan Gomes hit a tying home run in the ninth and Toronto rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5.
“They’re making the most of their opportunity,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said of his rookies. “The exposure, the experience for all the guys coming up here for the first time like that is invaluable.”
Adam Lind went 4 for 4 and Brandon Lyon (4-0) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the top half of the 10th to earn the win in front of a season-low crowd of 12,359.
Trailing 5-4 in the ninth against Twins closer Glen Perkins, Gomes kept Toronto alive with his fourth homer, lining a 1-0 pitch over the wall in left.
“I was just trying to get the ball in play, trying to keep the game going and got a good pitch to hit and hit it pretty well,” Gomes said.
For Perkins, the homer snapped his streak of 12 straight successful save conversions.
“I wouldn’t take the pitch back,” Perkins said. “It’s what I wanted to throw, where I wanted to throw it. The guy did a good job of hitting it.”
Toronto won it with a one-out rally in the 10th.