Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

May 12, 2024 4:19 pm

Bailey Ober racks up 10 K’s as Twins down Blue Jays

Twins, Blue Jays

Carlos Santana hit a three-run home run, right-hander Bailey Ober struck out 10 and the visiting Minnesota Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota’s Max Kepler hit a two-run double in the eighth to extend his career-best hit streak to 14 games in the rubber match of a three-game series.

The Twins have won 17 of their past 20 games. They have won six straight series.

The Blue Jays have lost 12 of their past 17.

Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah (0-1) was making his second start of the season and allowed three unearned runs, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings.

Ober (4-1) allowed no runs, one hit and no walks in 6 1/3 innings.

Ober retired his first 11 batters of the game before allowing Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s two-out single in the fourth before ending the inning on a strikeout.

After allowing a single to his first batter of the game, Manoah did not allow another hit until Santana singled with two out in the fifth. The inning ended on a force out.

Minnesota’s next base runner came with one out in the seventh when third baseman Ernie Clement made his second error of the game on Kepler’s grounder. Willi Castro followed with a single to right, making Kepler the first runner of the game to reach second base. Kepler then took third on a force out. Santana followed with a blast to right center on a changeup for his seventh home run of the season and his third of the series.

Ober struck out Daulton Varsho to lead off the bottom of the seventh and was replaced by Cole Sands. Guerrero walked and Bo Bichette singled. Davis Schneider was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After Kody Funderburk replaced Sands, pinch hitter Danny Jansen hit a sacrifice fly to center.

Toronto’s Erik Swanson allowed a one-out single to Edouard Julien. In the eighth. Julien stole second and reached third on a groundout. Carlos Correa walked. Kepler scored both runners with a double to right center.

Jhoan Duran pitched the bottom of the ninth for the Twins. He allowed only a hit batter.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Jack Flaherty
May 23, 2024 7:32 am

Jack Flaherty, struggling Tigers aim to subdue Blue Jays

Jack Flaherty has turned into a quality pickup for the Detroit Tigers. Signed to a one-year, $14 million contract as a free agent, Flaherty has been a steadying force for…

Feltner rockies
May 23, 2024 2:57 am

Tight series between Rockies, A’s up for grabs in finale

Two teams with one victory apiece yet lamenting blown opportunities go for a series win Thursday afternoon when the visiting Colorado Rockies and Oakland Athletics duel for a third and…

Marcell ozuna
May 23, 2024 2:49 am

Braves’ A.J. Smith-Shawver expected to make season debut vs. Cubs

Atlanta is expected to recall top rookie pitching prospect A.J. Smith-Shawver to start the rubber game of the three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday. The…

More Baseball News

Jack Flaherty
May 23, 2024 7:32 am

Jack Flaherty, struggling Tigers aim to subdue Blue Jays

Jack Flaherty has turned into a quality pickup for the Detroit Tigers. Signed to a one-year, $14 million contract as a free agent, Flaherty has been a steadying force for…

Feltner rockies
May 23, 2024 2:57 am

Tight series between Rockies, A’s up for grabs in finale

Marcell ozuna
May 23, 2024 2:49 am

Braves’ A.J. Smith-Shawver expected to make season debut vs. Cubs

Arraez
May 23, 2024 2:37 am

Luis Arraez providing spark as Padres eye series win vs. Reds

Luis Gil
May 23, 2024 2:32 am

Yanks rookie Luis Gil eyes another impressive outing vs. M’s

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds