American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Toronto
(Sunday, July 7th)
Final Score: Toronto 11, Minnesota 5
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rajai Davis finished 2-for-4 with a three-run
homer and scored three times, as Toronto clobbered Minnesota, 11-5, in the
rubber match of a three-game set.
Colby Rasmus added three hits, including a two-run shot, and also drove in
three for the Blue Jays, who entered the series having lost six of their
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run triple, while Jose Reyes contributed a solo
homer and two runs scored for Toronto.
Todd Redmond (1-1) lasted five innings, allowing one hit and two runs along
with four strikeouts, but walked three en route to his first major league
"He knew the situation. He's here to fill in due to injuries and he made the
most of his opportunity to start," said Jays manager John Gibbons. "He
couldn't have done a better job."
Trevor Plouffe and Aaron Hicks each hit a two-run shot for the Twins, who have
dropped seven of eight.
Scott Diamond (5-8) was charged in defeat with eight hits and six runs with
four walks over 4 2/3 frames.
Reyes kicked off the home fifth by giving Toronto a 3-2 edge, and after
Encarnacion walked with one out and Mark DeRosa singled with two away, Davis
cranked up a three-run shot which reached the upper levels just inside the
left-field foul pole for a 6-2 game.
Diamond departed for Anthony Swarzak, who walked Rasmus and allowed a single
to J.P. Arencibia before retiring Maicer Izturis to end the frame.
"It's frustrating to see how things turned out again," Diamond admitted. "I'm
still having trouble keeping balls in the park."
Minnesota closed within three in the sixth on Parmelee's fielder's choice
grounder that scored Ryan Doumit, but Adam Lind's double plated Encarnacion in
the home half to restore the hosts' four-run edge.
In the home seventh, Davis walked, stole second and was chased home on Rasmus'
double for an 8-3 score. Rasmus later scored on an Izturis single for a six-
run spread. Jose Bautista walked and Encarnacion's triple scored two more
to push the hosts into double digits.
Plouffe's two-run blast in the eighth for the visitors made it a six-run
contest, but that was all Minnesota could muster in a comeback attempt.
The Jays got on the board in the fourth, as Davis doubled with two out and
Rasmus followed with a line-drive homer to right.
Hicks equalized for the Twins in the fifth, launching a ball over the right-
field wall after Clete Thomas worked a one-out walk.
Toronto completed its seven-game homestand with a 3-4 mark ... The Blue Jays
completed their ninth straight home series victory against the Twins dating
back to May of 2005 ... Diamond is a native of nearby Guelph, Ontario ...
Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was held out of action Sunday after being hit
on the right hand by a pitch on Saturday.
07/07 20:03:37 ET
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