Blue Jays 6, Twins 4

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TORONTO – Frank Thomas homered twice to raise his total to 503 and pull within one of Eddie Murray for 20th place as Toronto sent Johan Santana to a rare second-half loss.

Reed Johnson and Alex Rios hit solo shots off Santana (11-8), who allowed four homer in a game for the first time in 163 major league starts. He gave up three homers five times previously. Santana dropped to 41-6 following the All-Star game since the 2003 break. He allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings.

Thomas hit a two-run homer in the second that put the Blue Jays ahead 3-0 and another two-run drive in the fifth that made it 6-3. It was his 30th multihomer game, his first this year.

Justin Morneau hit two home runs for Minnesota, his fifth multihomer game this season, and Torii Hunter also homered.

Shaun Marcum (6-4) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings.

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