Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey evened his win-loss record to 12-12 after his Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-5 in the first of a three game weekend series.
Brett Lawrie and Moises Sierra collected two RBIs during the game.
For a good portion of the game, Toronto had a 6-1 lead. The Twins rallied back in the later innings and scored four unanswered runs.
The game ended in a strike ’em out/throw ’em out double play.
Dickey gave up seven hits, three earned runs, a walk and struck out four batters in 6.1 innings pitched.
The Jays hammered the Twins in the second game 11-2. Adam Lind was the hero in this game, going two for five and racking up an astonishing six RBIs. Wow! You don’t see someone get six RBIs in a game too often, especially with the Jays.
J.A. Happ had a terrific night on the mound, giving up five hits, no earned runs, three walks and struck out four batters in 5.2 innings pitched.
Toronto completed the sweep with a 2-0 shut out victory. Esmil Rogers had a solid outing on the mound, going 7.2 innings, giving up three hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out four batters.
Edwin Encarnacion is day to day with a sprained left wrist.
Moises Sierra is day to day with tightness in his lower back.
Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed from his lower back in August and is doing okay.
According to Sportnet.ca, Major League Baseball has scheduled two games to be played at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal next March. The Blue Jays and the New York Mets are the two clubs, reportedly, that are going to face each other in these two games.
Olympic Stadium is the former home of the Montreal Expos. The club relocated to Washington D.C. in 2005 and became the Washington Nationals