Toronto 2, Minnesota 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 13, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 54°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 38809

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 13 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 18-20 9-8 9-12 W3
Minnesota 12-24 4-9 8-15 L6

Recap


Ricky Romero came within an out of a complete-game shutout and Jose Bautista blasted his 12th home run as the Toronto Blue Jays beat host Minnesota 2-0 Friday to send the Twins to their sixth loss in a row.

Romero (3-4) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Jays (18-20) won their third straight. The lefthander surrendered four hits, walked three and struck out seven.

Romero finally ran into trouble in the ninth when he allowed two Twins to reach base before being pulled with two outs. Frank Francisco struck out Michael Cuddyer to pick up his third save.

Toronto pounded out 13 hits against Minnesota starter Carl Pavano and four relievers, but couldn't make a dent on the scoreboard until the seventh. Corey Patterson reached on a single, stole second and scored on a Juan Rivera single off losing pitcher Alex Burnett (0-2).

Bautista completed the scoring in the ninth with a towering homer to left field off Joe Nathan, tying him with Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson for the major-league lead. Bautista finished 3-for-4 with a walk to raise his average to .365.

Pavano worked around seven hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings for Minnesota (12-24). The veteran righty struck out one, his only punchout over his last three starts spanning 15 2/3 innings and 80 batters.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Minnesota
Ricky Romero Player Carl Pavano
Win W/L No Decision
8.2 IP 5.1
8 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Toronto   Minnesota
Jose Bautista Player Trevor Plouffe
3 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 13 1 18 .351 26 5 2 4 2 0
Minnesota 4 0 4 .133 14 9 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Twins have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .304 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .524 after a loss.
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