H E
Tor 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 6 11 0
Min 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 X 7 7 1
Date of game: 5/11/2012

Recap: Minnesota vs. Toronto

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Darin Mastroianni drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins edged the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6, in the second of four games.

Ryan Doumit drove in two runs while Denard Span and Joe Mauer each scored twice for the Twins, who had dropped five of six coming into the game. Nick Blackburn (1-4) gave up five runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts over five-plus innings of work.

"It was unbelievable out there tonight," said Mastroianni, who had his first hit and RBI in the game. "Getting that hit was big and it was even more special that it was an important one that helped us win."

Jose Bautista hit two home runs, Eric Thames added a two-run home run and Edwin Encarnacion donated a solo shot for the Blue Jays, who had won their previous two. Kyle Drabek (2-4) gave up three runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.

"He didn't have consistent command tonight, especially his first two innings," said Toronto manager John Farrell about Drabek. "I thought we did some good things offensively and gave ourselves every opportunity to win this game. We never roll over and we never pack it in."

Mastroianni singled home pinch-runner Erik Komatsu in the seventh for a 7-5 lead, and that run proved fortunate as Encarnacion hit a solo home run in the eighth, his 11th of the year.

The Blue Jays put their next two men on base, but Colby Rasmus hit into a double play and Ben Francisco flied out to end the inning.

Matt Capps allowed a one-out single in the ninth to Kelly Johnson, who promptly stole second base. A groundout from Yunel Escobar put the tying run 90 feet from the plate, but Bautista popped out as Capps picked up his sixth save of the season.

Bautista hit a solo home run in the first, but Doumit smacked a two-run single in the home portion of the first to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.

Toronto tied the game in the fourth off a Rasmus RBI single, but he was tagged out at second on the play to end the inning.

Minnesota took the lead back in the fifth. A Josh Willingham double scored one run and Chris Parmelee later walked with the bases loaded. Mastroianni then hit a two-run single for a 6-2 lead.

Bautista led off the sixth with his seventh homer of the year and, after Encarnacion walked, Thames drove a pitch over the wall in center to make it a one-run game.

Game Notes

The game was delayed for over two hours due to rain...Toronto had won 11 of 13 against Minnesota coming into the game...Blackburn improved to 2-1 in five career starts against the Blue Jays...Drabek fell to 1-1 in two starts against the Twins...Minnesota left eight men on base and batted 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Toronto went 1-for-7 with RISP and stranded six.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.