The Twins snapped their five-game losing streak with a five-run rally in the eighth inning, keyed by a go-ahead three-run homer from Eduardo Nunez in a 5-3 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson was ejected just minutes into the Blue Jays’ game against the Twins at Target Field on Saturday afternoon.
For the second consecutive day, the Blue Jays went with a revamped lineup that places a bulk of its heft near the top of the batting order.
With the Blue Jays new-look lineup stealing the headlines through two games at Target Field, perhaps the bigger storyline in two victories over the Twins has been the performance of Toronto’s starting pitchers.
Aaron Sanchez tossed seven strong innings and was backed by homers from Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Michael Saunders and Darwin Barney in a 9-3 win for the Blue Jays that handed the Twins their fifth straight loss on Friday night at Target Field.
The Blue Jays will try to build on their winning streak behind left-hander J.A. Happ, while the Twins will attempt to snap a five-game skid in the third game of a four-game set on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.
Edwin Encarnacion smacked a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth, and Troy Tulowitzki hit a go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Twins on Thursday night at Target Field.
The Blue Jays and Twins will play the second of a four-game series on Friday with the home team looking to break out of a four-game skid.
Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was penciled into Thursday night’s starting lineup against the Twins as the leadoff hitter for the first time since 2010.
The Blue Jays have been searching for answers all season, but they have yet to find any solutions. If that doesn’t change soon, the top of the division could drift out of sight.
The Minnesota Twins followed their first road series win of the season in Cleveland by getting swept in Detroit, and they’ll look to turn things around at home, starting Thursday with the first game of a four-game series with the Blue Jays. Ervin Santana gets the call for Minnesota, while Toronto counters with Marco Estrada.
Logan Morrison, Desmond Jennings and Kevin Kiermaier each homered on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre as the Rays secured a 6-3 victory to complete a road sweep of the Blue Jays for the first time since July 19-21, 2013. Tampa Bay outscored the Blue Jays, 31-7, over the three-game series, sending Toronto to a fifth […]