Kevin Kiermaier homered and tripled to help the toronto blue jays win 3-1 at minnesota twins Friday in the first game of a three-game series in Minneapolis
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Bo Bichette also had two hits, including a two-run home run, and George Springer had two doubles for the tileshe had lost seven out of eight
tiles Starter Kevin Gausman (3-3) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked a season-high five.
Erik Swanson, Tim Mayza and Nate Pearson combined for 2 2/3 innings of no-hitter relief before Jordan Romano pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Twins Starter Louie Varland (2-1) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Minnesota failed to convert nine walks and stranded 13 runners while losing for the fourth time in the last five games.
Kiermaier and Bichette homered in the third inning to account for all of Toronto’s runs.
Kiermaier pulled a 1-2 slider with two outs over the right fence for a 1-0 lead.
Springer followed with his second straight double before Bichette hit a two-run homer over the fence in center for a 3-0 lead.
Gausman, who had walked just 11 batters in 63 innings, walked his fourth and fifth batters of the game in the sixth before Kyle Garlick led off a one-out double to make it 3-1 and end the night. from Gausman.
Swanson came in and walked pinch hitter Joey Gallo to load the bases, but Swanson struck out Michael A. Taylor looking for a 3-2 pitch and then got Donovan Solano to ground out on a fielder’s choice late in the inning.
Twins Shortstop Carlos Correa returned after missing two games with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, and made a key defensive play in the first inning.
With Springer on third base and one out, Correa fielded Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s infield groundout and tagged out the runner between home and third before throwing to first and causing Guerrero to try to get back on the bag.
Kiermaier was caught on a run between home and third for the second out in the fifth inning.
–Field level media
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