Cliff Johnson and Lloyd Moseby each doubled in a run with two out in the eighth inning last night in Minneapolis to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Toronto's victory, while both Detroit and Baltimore lost, gave the Blue Jays first place alone in the American League East.
Jim Clancy (7-5) gave up 10 hits in recording his fourth complete game of the season.
Damaso Garcia opened the Toronto eighth with a double off Bobby Castillo (4-6). Castillo got the next two batters on ground outs, but Johnson then doubled into the left field corner to score Garcia with the go-ahead run. Len Whitehouse relieved Castillo and gave up a double to Moseby that scored Johnson.
The Twins jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on singles by Gary Ward and Kent Hrbek and a two-run triple by Randy Bush. The Blue Jays tied it, 2-2, in the fourth on four straight singles. Willie Upshaw got the first one with one out. He moved to second on Johnson's single and scored on Moseby's. Ernie Whitt's base hit knocked in Johnson.