Twins fall to Jays, lose ground in Central chase
Minnesota keeps failing to pressure Detroit in the
“It’s a game we needed to win, and we didn’t do it,” Morneau said. “That’s why we’re a .500 team.”
Minnesota (70-70), which began the day 5 1/2 games back of the
“You give up three runs, you should have an opportunity to win,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Unfortunately for us, our offense never could get anything going.”
Minnesota is batting .237 (72 for 304) in September.
“I’m trying my best not to do everything, just to keep it simple still,” designated hitter
“We’re just trying to hang on and try to gain some ground until we play Detroit,” starter
One night after the teams drew 11,159, the smallest crowd in the 20-year history of Rogers Centre, attendance was 11,461, the second-lowest this season. Toronto averaged 12,315 for the four-game series.
Cecil (7-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. Toronto is stopping his season after he pitched a combined 142 1/3 innings in the majors and at Triple-A.
“To finish like that, I still have a lot of stuff to work on but it’s really good, really positive,” Cecil said.
“It all starts with pitching and Cecil pitched a good ball game for us,”
“This will be a first,” Cecil said.
Baker (13-8) lost for the first time since July 7, giving up three runs, five hits and four walks in 6 2-3 innings. He had been 7-0 in his previous 11 starts.
“He still gave us a great chance to win, we just couldn’t get any runs for him,” Mauer said.
Toronto went ahead in the first when
Minnesota tied it again in the fifth when