Toronto rallied from an early 3-1 deficit by knocking out Michael Pineda during a five-run fourth inning and, other than two home runs by Eddie Rosario, the Twins offense didn't show much.
Ryne Harper, a 30-year-old rookie, is only the fifth Twins reliever since 2017 to pitch at least three innings and give up no more than one hit.
Bench coach Derek Shelton's long friendship with new Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was a key factor in agreeing to come back.
The Twins are beginning a two-week stretch where they play only the Orioles and Astros
A look back at Thursday afternoon's game.
The Twins righthander threw three scoreless innings on Thursday and has not given up an earned run this season
Willians Astudillo is getting his third start behind the plate today as the Twins face the Blue Jays. All three starts have been with Michael Pineda on the mound.
After a 54-minute delay at soggy Target Field, Nelson Cruz and Marwin Gonzalez helped the Twins break their two-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays.
Never has so much emphasis been put on spinning the baseball as in this game now driven by high-tech analysis. And Tyler Duffey sees his curveball as three pitches.
GAME RECAPIMPACT PLAYERJake Odorizzi, TwinsHe let the second hitter of the game score, but the next 21 he faced never got past first base.BY THE…
Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi, whose four starts have all come in cold or rainy weather, says after Wednesday's 4-1 win over Toronto that he has learned how to deal with adverse conditions.
"It's good to get him back out there," Rocco Baldelli said of left-handed middle reliever Adalberto Mejia
Of the 15 batters who have faced Kyle Gibson three times in a game this season, 11 of them have reached base and almost half of them have scored. So what's the problem?
An all-day steady rain cleared away from Target Field, and after a delay the Twins and Blue Jays are on the field for baseball.
Tyler Duffey should be able to provide longer relief appearances with the Twins in a stretch of 12 consecutive days of games.
After the Twins' bullpen failed for the second straight night against Toronto, the game ended with C.J. Cron thrown out at home on Byron Buxton's double in the ninth.
Twins first baseman C.J. Cron says he tried to be aggressive on the final play of Tuesday's 6-5 loss to Toronto, but "they made a good play" to throw him out at home plate.
A look back at Tuesday's game.
Rocco Baldelli chose Adalberto Mejia to protect a two-run lead in the eighth inning. The first four Toronto batters he faced turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 victory for Toronto in front of an announced crowd of 11,727.
The Twins lost 5-3 to Toronto on Monday when Mejia gave up four runs in the eighth inning, including a three-run home run.