Twins curb Blue Jays streak

Twins hold back Blue Jays streak


Outfielder Michael A. Taylor drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night at Rogers Centre.< /p>

The Twins ended the Blue Jays' three-game winning streak. See the highlights in the video above.

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Despite the loss, Toronto has one of the best records in major league baseball at the start of June with a record 7-2.

The visitors were the first to get on the scoreboard when Taylor hit a two-run long ball in the fifth inning.

George Springer tied the game an end later with a double that allowed Santiago Espinal to cross the plate. Springer was slotted into the game in the sixth inning replacing Cavan Biggio.

The outfielder got it back in the ninth inning by hitting another double that put Espinal back in scoring position.< /p>

The Jays had the chance to end hostilities in this inning as the bases were loaded. However, Alejandro Kirk and Brendan Belt swept through the air.

Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi performed well for his team. The Japanese struck out four batters in five innings. 

Both teams will resume action on Saturday afternoon. 

The Rays have the upper hand on the Rangers

In Tampa, we expected a clash of titans between the two best teams in major league baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers, but it did not happen. The Rays sent a clear message to their opponents with a convincing 8-3 victory.

Kevin Cash's men have not been defeated in their last seven meetings.

< p>They comfortably lead the American League East Division with a seven-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow has been solid throughout the season. 'confrontation. The right-hander allowed only one hit to Rangers batters in six innings.

Leonie Taveras and Josh Jung each sent the ball over the fence for the Rangers.

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