Minnesota 5, Toronto 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 2, 2010 1:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 50°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 40235

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 7 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 84-77 46-35 38-42 L1
Minnesota 94-67 53-27 41-40 W1

Recap

Alexi Casilla's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

The Twins took advantage of some wildness from Toronto closer Kevin Gregg (2-6) to earn just their second victory in the last nine games.

Delmon Young belted a leadoff double and advanced on consecutive two-out walks to Jason Kubel and Jose Morales. Casilla then came to the plate and lined a single to center, bringing home Young and Kubel for the game-winning runs.

Casilla finished with four RBIs on the afternoon. Matt Capps (2-0) earned the win with a scoreless ninth inning.

Edwin Encarnacion continued his red-hot hitting with a two-run homer for Toronto, his fourth in the last three days and 20th of the season. That gives the Blue Jays seven 20-homer hitters on the season. equaling the American League record achieved by four other teams – most recently the 2009 New York Yankees.

Toronto starter Shawn Marcum wrapped up his season in impressive fashion, limiting Minnesota to three runs on five hits over seven innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

Twins counterpart Brian Duensing was charged with four runs on seven hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out three.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Minnesota
Shaun Marcum Player Brian Duensing
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 7
3.86 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Toronto   Minnesota
John Buck Player Alexi Casilla
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 4
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 8 1 13 .242 8 6 3 4 0 0
Minnesota 7 0 11 .212 6 4 5 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Twins have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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