Twins decimate Blue Jays on Wednesday night

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@gordbrown_

Thursday, May 9, 2019


Minnesotta (9) Toronto (1) Final

The Minnesota Twins were led to a 9-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays by their potent offence on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. 

Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI to lead the bats, while a plethora of other Twins’ (23-12) chipped in to decimate the opposition.  

Kyle Gibson (3-1) struck out 11 batters through six innings of play and allowed one earned run in a dominant pitching performance. He issued a single walk to Justin Smoak in the second inning. 

Billy McKinney smacked a home run in the fifth to secure Toronto’s lone run of the game, on a night where the Blue Jays (15-21) struggled to produce at the plate. 

It was a forgettable outing for Trent Thornton (0-4), who surrendered five earned runs off of seven hits in two short innings of work. He also issued two walks and allowed two home runs. 

After jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Twins went back-to-back innings with home runs to increase their advantage to 7-0 by the end of the third. Jorge Polanco, C.J. Cron, and Jonathan Schoop each left the yard, consecutively, to break open the score early. 

The Twins continued to silence the Blue Jays at the plate and in the field, adding two more runs courtesy of Rosario’s two-run homer in the sixth inning. 

Toronto’s relief staff combined for 11 hits allowed and four earned runs following Thornton’s lacklustre performance.