Blue Jays beat Twins, keep pace in Wild Card hunt

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Field Level Media
27 Sep 2021, 08:19 GMT+10

Danny Jansen deed a three-run location tally and George Springer homered for the 2nd consecutive crippled to pb the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 triumph implicit the Minnesota Twins connected Sunday day successful Minneapolis.

The Blue Jays (87-69), who unfastened a three-game bid with the New York Yankees connected Tuesday successful Toronto, volition way the loser of Sunday night's New York-Boston showdown astatine Fenway Park by 1 crippled for the last American League Wild Card spot aft earning a divided of their four-game bid with the Twins.

Alek Manoah (8-2) won his 3rd consecutive start, allowing 2 runs connected six hits implicit 5 2/3 innings. He walked 2 and struck retired 8 arsenic the Blue Jays won for 10th clip successful his past 11 starts. Jordan Romano struck retired 3 of the 4 batters helium faced implicit 1 1/3 shutout innings to gain his 21st save.

Springer, who snapped an 0-for-22 drought against the Twins connected Saturday night, finished 3-for-4. Bo Bichette besides had 2 hits for Toronto.

Byron Buxton homered and Max Kepler had 2 hits for Minnesota (69-87). Griffin Jax (3-5) dropped his 4th consecutive decision, allowing 4 runs connected six hits implicit 5 innings.

Toronto jumped retired to a 3-0 pb successful the 2nd inning connected Jansen's ninth homer of the season, a 402-foot thrust to left-center that drove successful Corey Dickerson and Santiago Espinal, who some reached basal connected bloop singles.

Minnesota answered with a tally successful the bottommost fractional of the inning. Mitch Garver led disconnected with a walk, went to 2nd erstwhile Miguel Sano was deed by a transportation and scored 1 retired aboriginal connected a azygous by Jake Cave.

Springer made it 4-1 successful the 5th with his 19th location tally of the season, a enactment thrust into the bullpen successful left-center.

The Twins chopped it to 4-2 successful the bottommost of the 5th connected Buxton's 16th location tally of the year, which matched his vocation high.

The Blue Jays extended their pb to 5-2 successful the eighth erstwhile near fielder Brent Rooker mislaid Bichette's regular alert shot successful the prima for a double. Teoscar Hernandez past drove successful Bichette with a treble into the left-field corner.

Minnesota, which finished 1-for-10 with runners successful scoring position, brought the tying tally up successful the bottommost of the eighth connected a two-out azygous by Kepler followed by a treble disconnected the right-field partition by Garver. But Romano came successful and struck retired Sano to extremity the threat.

--Field Level Media

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