Twins drop second game to Jays 09 Sep 13

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (66-76) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (61-79)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Toronto Blue Jays

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5

Minnesota Twins

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12

WINNING PITCHER:  Happ (4-5, 5.09)

LOSING PITCHER:  Correia (9-11, 4.30)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  6:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  88 degrees, wind from NNE at 11 mph                          TIME OF GAME 3:21                           ATTENDANCE:  32,882

 

HOME RUNS:     Lind (18, 1st inning off Correia, two on, one out, 3-2 pitch, 410 to center field)

                                 Lawrie (11, 1st inning off Correia, none on, one out, 0-0 pitch, 426 feet to left field)

                                 Lind (19, 9th inning off Thielbar, two on, one out, 2-2, 421 feet to right-center)

 

PITCHING LINES:

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

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J.A. Happ (W)

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87/55

Neil Wagner

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5/3

Aaron Loup

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20/13

Sergio Santos

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Kyle Drabek

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19/7

Steve Delabar

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14/8

Jeremy Jeffress

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Kevin Correia (L)

6.0

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95/59

Josh Roenicke

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38/24

Caleb Thielbar

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22/12

Casey Fien

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8/5

BLUE JAYS NOTES:

  • ·   The Blue Jays beat the Twins today for their seventh win in their last nine games and ninth win in their last 12 games…the Jays are 4-1 against the Twins this season after winning two of three in Toronto July 5-7 and the first two games of this series…Toronto is now 10-3 all-time at Target Field…the Blue Jays are now 15-15 against the AL Central this season…the Jays hit back-to-back home runs for the fourth time this season…the Jays scored five runs in the first inning tonight, the third time this season scoring five-plus in the first and seventh time scoring five-plus in any inning.
  • ·   J.A. Happ allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out four in 5.2 innings…it was his second start of the season to not allow an earned run, the only other coming in his first start April 6 vs. Boston (5.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs)…5.2 innings tonight were the most since going 7.0 innings August 12 vs. Oakland, a span of four starts…with the win he snapped a three-game, three-start, losing streak.
  • ·   Adam Lind (2-for-5) hit his 18th home run of the season with a three run shot off Correia in the first inning and his 19th home run of the season with a three-run shot off Thielbar in the ninth inning…it was his second multi-home run game of the season (other: August 17 at TB) and 10th career multi-homer game…he has three home runs in his last four games…it was his 12th and 13th home runs of the season away from Rogers Centre…the homers were his first against the Twins since an Opening Day shot on April 1, 2011 at Target Field, a span of 13 games (45 at-bats) between home runs against the Twins…he now has 44 extra-base hits on the season, the most since having 58 in 2010…his six RBI are the most since August 31, 2009 at Texas when he drove in eight runs…the six RBI are the most by a Blue Jay in a single game since Arencibia had six on May 18, 2012 vs. New York-AL.
  • ·   Brett Lawrie (3-for-5) hit his 11th home run of the season as part of the Blue Jays back-to-back homers (following Lind’s) in the first inning tonight…the 11 homers ties his career-high, also done in 2012…he has a hit in four straight games after going hitless in four straight games previously (14 AB)…he has five RBI in his last four games…he is hitting .340 (33-for-97) with four doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games since the All-Star break.
  • ·   Moises Sierra (1-for-2) left tonight’s game after the third inning with lower back tightness.
  • ·   Kyle Drabek made his first appearance since June 13, 2012, allowing one run on three hits without recording an out.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·   The Twins lost to the Blue Jays tonight for their ninth straight loss at Target Field, tying the all-time high for consecutive losses at home in Twins history, since 1961…the Twins last nine-game losing streak at home was from April 27-May 23, 2011…despite the loss the Twins are still 3-3 in their last six games overall…Minnesota is 1-11 in their last 12 home games…the Twins are now 9-20 against the AL East this season, 3-3 in September and 27-55 when allowing the opponent to score first in a game…Twins are 5-19 against the Jays since July 7, 2010 and 10-34 since July 23, 2007.
  • ·   Kevin Correia allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four in 6.0 innings…all five runs scored came in the first inning…the five runs allowed were the most since he also allowed five on August 16 vs. Chicago-AL, a span of three starts…6.0 innings were the fewest since going 2.0 innings on August 5 at Kansas City…coming into tonight had allowed just one run in his last 14.0 innings…he allowed multiple homers in a start for just the second time in his last 17 starts…the 11 losses tie his career-high for a single season (also 2012, 2011, 2009).
  • ·   Josmil Pinto (1-for-4) singled in the eighth inning to extend his hit streak to five games, having a hit in all six of his games he has played in…he is the ninth Twin to begin his career with a hit in at least five straight games…in five major league games he is hitting .556 (10-for-18) with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored.
  • ·   Trevor Plouffe (2-for-5) has at least one hit in 16 of his last 19 games, since August 18…over the 19 games he is hitting .324 (24-for-74) with eight doubles, two home runs and five RBI.
  • ·   Alex Presley (2-for-5) collected a hit in his fourth straight game…he has a hit in five of his six games since being acquired by the Twins on August 31…in those six games he is hitting .370 (10-for-27) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI…four of his last six games have been multi-hit efforts.