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Toronto Blue Jays complete 3-game sweep of Minnesota Twins with 9-6 win

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson takes a curtain call after his third home run in their American League MLB baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Toronto on Sunday. Fred Thornhill / The Canadian Press

Josh Donaldson hit three home runs, including the go-ahead blast in the seventh as the Toronto Blue Jays completed the three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 9-6 win on Sunday afternoon.

Donaldson’s two-run homer (74-56) in the seventh gave Toronto the 6-5 lead and helped extend the Twins’ (49-81) losing streak to 10 games.

He followed that by completing the homer trifecta with a solo shot to dead-centre in the eighth, his 33rd. The third baseman’s first career three-home run game helped Toronto rally from a 5-2 deficit after coming back from a 5-0 deficit Saturday.

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Blue Jays’ starter R.A. Dickey gave up five runs, three earned, over six innings, scattering six hits and three walks.

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Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson threw 5 1/3 innings allowing four runs and eight hits.

Jose Bautista led off the seventh with a single, his third hit of the day, and Donaldson followed that up with a centre-field bomb off Pat Light, his 32nd of the season.

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