Minnesota 4, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 13, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 36889

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 10 1
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 19-16 8-7 11-9 L1
Minnesota 10-24 6-12 4-12 W1

Recap


Twins 4, Blue Jays 3: Scott Diamond gave up five hits in seven scoreless innings as Minnesota salvaged a split of the four-game series at Target Field.

Ryan Doumit finished with two hits and two RBIs for the Twins. The worst hitting team in the American League finished with 10 hits, handing Toronto starter Ricky Romero his first loss of the season.

Diamond, who beat the Angels in his first start of the season Tuesday, was in total control against Toronto. The left-hander did not walk a hitter and struck out four, throwing 63 of his 101 pitches for strikes.

In 14 innings across two starts, Diamond has surrendered just nine hits, one walk and no runs with 10 strikeouts.

Toronto rallied against Minnesota’s bullpen in the eighth, scoring three times. Yunel Escobar singled home a run. Eric Thames drove in a run on a groundout. Escobar scored on a wild pitch to bring the Blue Jays within 4-3.

Brian Dozier gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead on his first homer of the season, a solo homer in the third off Romero (4-1). The Twins scored three times in the fifth. Josh Willingham drew a bases-loaded walk off Romero, scoring Denard Span.

Doumit followed with a single to center, scoring Dozier and Joe Mauer to put the Twins’ lead to 4-0.

Romero (4-1) struggled with command, walking five and allowing nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 for the Blue Jays.

Matt Capps pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The victory gives the Twins 10 victories on the season. Minnesota is the last team in baseball to reach double-digits in victories. … Toronto’s Jose Bautista finished 1-for-4, moving his average to .198.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Minnesota
Ricky Romero Player Scott Diamond
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 5
6.75 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Toronto   Minnesota
Edwin Encarnacion Player Jamey Carroll
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 10 0 11 .270 16 5 2 0 4 1
Minnesota 10 1 15 .323 20 0 4 8 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .360 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .467 after a loss.