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Blue Jays 9, Twins 3: Hughes Stumbles in the 6th, Jackie Robinson Day Ruined

Things looked good for the Twins early on, but then things took a turn for the worse, as they always seem to do against the Blue Jays.

Number 42 congratulates number 42 as number 42 crosses the plate.
Number 42 congratulates number 42 as number 42 crosses the plate.
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Things were looking good for Twins starter Phil Hughes as the Twins recorded two early runs and he cruised through five innings. Unfortunately, the good times weren't built to last.

The Twins were up 2-0 early thanks to a Chris Colabello double in the first and a Joe Mauer home run single in the second, but when the 6th inning hti the wheels really fell off. Blue Jay Munenori Kawasaki, who is from Japan, started off the inning with a double, and was promptly driven home by Jose Baustista for the first Jays run. Unfortunately, it didn't stop there. Adam Lind singled before Edwin Encarnacion drove both runners in. Phil Hughes was replaced with Michael Tonkin, but let's be real, it didn't make much of a difference. Dioner Navarro singled, Moises Sierra grounded out to score Lind, Brett Lawrie hit a sacrifice fly to score Encarnacion and Navarro on an error by everyone's love child Kurt Suzuki, and you know what? I really hate playing the Blue Jays.

It almost seemed like that was the only damage the Blue Jays would do--but no. Jared Burton gave up a grand slam to Brett Lawrie in the top of the 9th inning. Did I mention I hate playing the Blue Jays?

But don't worry, the Twins rallied in the bottom of the 9th Trevor Plouffe his a solo home run in the bottom of the 9th so the final score was ever-so-slightly less embarrassing for the Twins.


Blue Jays - Continue dominance over Twins

Brett Lawrie - Grand Slam against the Twins

Chris Colabello - 3 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 double.


Twins - Lose again to the Blue Jays, can't list all failures individually.


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