Blue Jays erase early deficit, settle for tie against Twins

Rowdy Tellez drove home a double as the Blue Jays play into a 5-5 tie against the Minnesota Twins.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Toronto designated hitter Rowdy Tellez’s two-run single keyed a three-run sixth inning as the Blue Jays rallied to tie the Minnesota Twins 5-5 in pre-season action Sunday.

The teams agreed to end the game after nine innings.

Minnesota’s Zander Wiel tied it 5-5 with a solo home run to left field off Kirby Snead in the eighth.

Toronto erased a 4-0 deficit with three in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Joe Panik and Forrest Wall each drove in runs with sacrifice flies, while Andy Burns had a one-run single.

Toronto (1-0-1) plays its pre-season home opener in Dunedin, Fla., on Monday.

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