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Associated Press, Published October 03 2012

Blue Jays defeat Twins in season finale

TORONTO – Brandon Morrow struck out a season-high 11, Omar Vizquel wrapped up his 24-year career and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Morrow (10-7) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings, his longest outing since a complete game victory at Chicago on June 6. Toronto’s staff leader in wins, the right-hander reached double digits in victories for the third straight season.

Brandon Lyon finished the ninth for his first save as the Blue Jays avoided 90 losses, finishing at 73-89. They finished at .500 last season.

Mike McCoy replaced Vizquel with two outs in the ninth and the veteran infielder left to a standing ovation, hugging his teammates, doffing his cap and tapping his heart to show his appreciation.

Minnesota Toronto

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Span cf 4 0 0 0 RDavis lf 4 1 1 1

Revere rf 4 1 3 0 Hchvr 2b-ss 4 0 1 1

Mauer dh 2 0 0 0 Lawrie 3b 3 0 0 0

Parmel 1b 4 0 0 0 Lind dh 2 0 1 0

Plouffe 3b 2 0 0 0 YGoms 1b 3 0 0 0

ACasill pr-2b 1 0 1 0 Arencii c 3 0 0 0

MCarsn lf 4 0 0 1 Vizquel ss 3 0 1 0

Escor 2b-3b 4 0 0 0 McCy ss-2b 0 0 0 0

Butera c 3 0 0 0 Sierra rf 3 0 1 0

Flormn ss 3 0 0 0 Gose cf 3 1 1 0

Totals 31 1 4 1 Totals 28 2 6 2

Minnesota 000 100 000— 1

Toronto 002 000 00x— 2

DP—Minnesota 2. LOB—Minnesota 6, Toronto 3. 3B—Gose (3). SB—A.Casilla (21), R.Davis (46).

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Diamond L,12-9 5 5 2 2 1 3

Al.Burnett 2 1 0 0 0 3

Perdomo 1 0 0 0 0 0

Toronto

Morrow W,10-7 8 3 1 1 3 11

Lyon S,1-1 1 1 0 0 0 0

WP—Diamond.

T—2:21. A—19,769 (49,260).