Twins Take Two From Blue Jays
The Twins won both halves of the day/night doubleheader Thursday at Target Field against the Blue Jays. Kyle Gibson threw 8 shutout innings with 4 hits and 1 walk allowed with 4 strikeouts to get the win and improve to 3-0. Both Josmil Pinto and Trevor Plouffe had 2 RBIs and Chris Colabello was 2-3 with 1 RBI.
The Twins came from down 5-3 in the 8th inning to score 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to beat the Blue Jays 9-5 in the nightcap. The Blue Jays walked 12 batters in the game and Sergio Santos had 3 wild pitches in the 8th inning that led to the Twins comeback. Jason Kubel had a 2-run single in the 8th inning and Chris Colabello was 3-4 with 3 RBIs. Casey Fien earned the win in relief.
The Twins improve to 8-7 and will begin a 3-game series at Kansas City against the Royals tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander Ricky Nolasco will get the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Jason Vargas toes the rubber for the Royals.