Jacque Jones hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-5, last night at SkyDome.

Lew Ford and Torii Hunter also homered for the Twins, who have won six of seven.

After Hunter led off the ninth with a double, Jones hit a 1-1 pitch off Micheal Nakamura (0-2). Jones's seventh homer gave the Twins a 7-5 lead.

"I just wanted to get Torii over, to be honest," Jones said. "You never hit homers when you try to. It was a short, quick swing."

Michael Cuddyer later scored on catcher Kevin Cash's error, and Cristian Guzman added an RBI single to make it 9-5.

Juan Rincon (6-2) pitched 12/3 innings for the win. Aaron Fultz came on to record the final out for his first save of the season.

Frank Menechino went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs for the Blue Jays.

Minnesota left fielder Shannon Stewart returned to Toronto for the first time since being traded by the Blue Jays to the Twins last July. He went 1 for 4.

Toronto designated hitter Simon Pond singled in the seventh for his first big league hit. Pond, a Canadian, started 0 for 13 this season.

* INDIANS 7, WHITE SOX 2: Victor Martinez had three more RBI, and Cliff Lee stayed unbeaten as host Cleveland won its fifth straight.

Martinez, whose AL-high 10 RBI in his five previous games, made him a co-winner of the league's player of the week award, hit an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run single in the second off Felix Diaz (0-1).

In 13 starts since Martinez was moved into the Indians' cleanup spot on May 3, the switch-hitting catcher is batting .333 (18-for-54) with 21 RBI.

Lee (5-0) gave up one run and two hits in the first and nothing else to the White Sox, who made four errors. He walked three, struck out three and became the first Cleveland starter to go 5-0 since Dennis Martinez went 9-0 in 1995.

Matthew LeCroy welcomes home Torii Hunter, who hit one of three home runs for the Twins.