Toronto 2, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, October 3, 2010 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Kerwin Danley,
Attendance - 40664

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 85-77 46-35 39-42 W1
Minnesota 94-68 53-28 41-40 L1

Recap

Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind homered Sunday, providing a fitting end to Toronto's season as the Blue Jays edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday.

Encarnacion tied the game in the fifth inning with a solo shot, his 21st of the season and fifth in the last five games. Lind put the Jays ahead with his 23rd of the year in the seventh, giving Toronto 257 homers on the season – equaling the third-highest single-season total in major-league history.

Mark Rzepczynski (4-4) made sure the lead stood up, limiting the American League Central division champs to an unearned run on four hits over seven innings. The left-hander walked two and struck out six.

Shawn Camp worked a perfect ninth for his second save.

Nick Blackburn (10-12) was strong in defeat, charged with two runs on just three hits in seven innings of work with a walk and six Ks.

Trevor Plouffe had an RBI single to account for all the Minnesota offense as the Twins head into the playoffs with losses in eight of their last 10 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Minnesota
Marc Rzepczynski Player Nick Blackburn
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 3
0.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Toronto   Minnesota
Edwin Encarnacion Player Jim Thome
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 1
.333 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 4 2 10 .133 4 7 2 1 0 1
Minnesota 4 0 5 .133 8 8 1 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Twins have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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