ARLINGTON (AP) — Michael Young hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory Sunday over the Toronto Blue Jays and complete a three-game sweep.
Young’s one-out homer in the eighth came on the first pitch from A.J. Burnett (2-3), just like the homers for Mark Teixeira and Kenny Lofton earlier in the game.
Toronto had tied it with two outs in the top of the eighth on Adam Lind’s RBI single to right off Joaquin Benoit. Brad Wilkerson’s throw home was well up the first-base line, allowing pinch-runner Royce Clayton to score easily.
Benoit (1-1) pitched only the eighth inning. Akinori Otsuka got the last three outs for his fourth save in five chances.
Toronto ended its six-game road trip without a victory.