Over 45,000 packed the Rodgers Centre to watch the Twins sputtering offense, sputter to another loss at the hand of David Price who was pitching in his first game since being acquired by the Blue Jays. Despite the Twins actually getting on the board first thanks to Torii Hunter's second inning blast, Minnesota's offense would collect just two hits the rest of the way and Toronto's muscle took care of the rest. Price struck out eleven batters over eight innings of work in the win, collecting his tenth victory of the year. Even though Price has pitched for three different teams since the start of 2014, he has owned the Twins, winning seven of his last eight starts striking out 65 in 61 innings.
In the fourth inning however the Twins loaded the bases with nobody out and it looked like they might be able to crack it open on lefty. But Price would get Eddie Rosario to pop out and Aaron Hicks and Kurt Suzuki to strikeout to end the inning. After that "threat" the Twins would not have single player reach base the rest of the way.
Toronto took the lead in the fifth inning when Josh Donaldson (does what does) cracked a 402 foot shot to the opposite field and the Jays went up 3-1. Ervin Santana would take the loss and finished the start going six innings, allowing three earned runs, on six hits and and two walks. Blaine Boyer pitched the seventh but gave RBI-singles to Edwin Encarnacion and Justin Smoak as the Jays went on to win 5-1. With the loss the Twins and Jays are tied for the second wild carp spot. On the plus side, Ryan O'Rourke pitched another scoreless inning. Since being promoted with "sub-par" numbers in Rochester, the strong south paw has allowed just one earned run in ten innings and has struck out 14. So there's your silver lining for today's dud.
and whatever holiday it was that made this a 12pm start on a Monday