Unable to take advantage offensively, the Jays lose 4-1 to the Twins

An odd game from the beginning, the Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in what should usually be a solid outing.
Even though the whole team was able to combine for eight hits, the Jays were unable to really make the most of it and left a total of 16 runners on base for the team. Getting the hits but not in the right situation they wanted to get more than the single run they acquired in the first inning.
Thornton had an overall solid outing but it was the relievers that really kept them within reaching distance. Elvis Luciano and Javy Guerra totalled for 3.1 innings and only allowed three hits between the both of them.
Most of the scoring came early for the Twins, as Nelson Cruz totalled two RBI on two separate hits through his first two at-bats — giving the Twins a 3-1 lead after three innings.
Leading the offence (like he has been for most of this season), Freddy Galvis was 2-for-4 with one strikeout and new addition Eric Sogard was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. The only Jays that were left without at least a hit were Rowdy Tellez and Luke Maile.


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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation

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