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Blue Jays 5, Twins 3: Not great!

The Twins allow 5 in the opening frame, and that’s all Toronto needed to win.

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays
Jersey swap time!
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Well, it’s hard to win baseball games when you give up 5 runs in the first inning, and that is precisely what happened to the Twins on this Sunday afternoon. Twins starter Luke Farrell only lasted one inning, after giving up 5 runs on 7 hits. This included three RBI singles and a two run home run by Bo Bichette. After that, the scoring was all from Minnesota, as the Twins were able to chase old friend José Berríos in the 7th inning after cutting the deficit to 5-3. A Nick Gordon 2 run double in the top of the 4th and a Ben Rortvedt solo homer in the top of the 7th was all the offense could muster against Berríos, and the game finished with the Blue Jays on top.
Nick Gordon: 1-3, 2 RBI double in 4th

Ben Rortvedt: 1-3, solo homer in 7th

Twins bullpen: 8IP, 4H, 9K, no runs allowed

Luke Farrell: 1IP, 7H, 5ER

Jorge Polanco: 0-4, 3K

Jake Cave: 0-4

Luis Arraez: 0-4

Max Kepler: 0-4, 2K

This would normally be where I’d put a ROLL CALL. But I feel kinda weird including one, since there were only 6 comments in the entire game thread. So I’ll do it this way instead: Thanks to James Fillmore, BH-Baseball, mefoolonhill, and Imakesandwichesforaliving for joining the thread this afternoon! (I also commented, but I’m not gonna thank myself.) Anyway, enjoy your Sunday evening, Twins fans!