Aaron Sanchez threw 7 strong innings in a losing effort as the Blue Jays were shutout 3-0 by the Twins
- The Twins opened the scoring in the top of the 1st on a bases loaded walk by Marwin Gonzalez that forced in Max Kepler
- The Twins added a pair of runs in the top of the 6th as Mitch Garver smacked a 2-run shot to left-center; also scoring Eddie Rosario
- Aaron Sanchez pitching line: 7IP 6H 3R (all earned) 3BB 6K 99 pitches (64 for strikes)
- Jose Berrios pitching line: 7IP 4H 0R 0BB 5K 92 pitches (65 for strikes)
- Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless 9th for his 4th save of the season
- Final score: Twins 3 Blue Jays 0
- After a rough first inning where Aaron Sanchez gave up a couple of hits and walked in the first run while throwing 30 pitches. the Blue Jays starter settled down nicely, scattering 4 hits and walking one over the next 6 innings.It was great to see Sanchez rebound after a tough 1st inning and even better to see him get through seven innings.
- The Blue Jays were SLIGHTLY better today. They got TWO base runners into scoring position (one to 3rd base!). Vlad got a hit! Billy McKinney had the hardest hit ball on the day, smacking a ground rule double into the right field corner. Alas, the next pitch, Brandon Drury grounded out
- Another silver lining, the defense was much improved, other than Brandon Drury flubbing a ground ball, but he made up for it with a nice snag on a line drive that looked to be heading into center field. Vlad nearly threw the ball away, but Justin Smoak saved his butt.
- Up next, the Blue Jays try to score a run and possibly avoid being swept by a red-hot Minnesota Twins squad that is now 7-3 in their last ten. Trent Thornton gets the start looking to follow up a strong seven inning gem of his own (perhaps this time he'll get some run support). The Twins counter with righty Kyle Gibson, who historically has struggled against Toronto.