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2021 Season
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2021-09-24 Toronto Blue Jays 1 @ Minnesota Twins 3Final
2021-09-22 Toronto Blue Jays 1 @ Tampa Bay Rays 7Final
DATE HOME AWAY RESULT Game # Record
2021-09-23 Minnesota Twins – 7 Toronto Blue Jays – 2 FINAL 153 85-68
Night Game | Streak: 2 | W: Pineda, L: Hatch, SV: Garza
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This game was played on 2021-09-23 | Time: 3:34 | Attendance: 15,509
At the ballpark in Minnesota

Additional Data:
Innings: 9
Event: 2021 Season | Round: Regular Season | Weather:

Game Played on Thursday, September 23, 2021 (N) at Target Field
TOR A    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  –   2 11  1
MIN A    0  0  2    0  4  0    1  0  x  –   7 13  1
BATTING
Toronto Blue Jays            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Springer dh                   5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Semien 2b                     5   0   2   0       0   0       3   4
Guerrero 1b                   5   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Bichette ss                   5   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Hernandez rf                  4   2   2   1       0   0       0   0
Gurriel lf                    2   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Dickerson lf                1   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Grichuk cf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Valera 3b                     2   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
  Kirk ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Smith pr,3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Jansen c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       9   0
Matz p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hatch p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Merryweather p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borucki p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cimber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   2  11   2       4   4      24  10
FIELDING – 
DP: 4. Bichette-Semien-Guerrero, Bichette-Valera, Bichette-Semien-Guerrero, Smith-Semien-Guerrero.
E: Hatch (1).
BATTING – 
2B: Hernandez (28,off Pineda); Gurriel (28,off Pineda).
HR: Hernandez (30,4th inning off Pineda 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Jansen (4,off Pineda).
Team LOB: 11.
Minnesota Twins              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Buxton cf                     4   1   2   0       1   1       3   0
Polanco 2b                    4   1   1   1       1   1       4   2
Donaldson 3b                  3   1   0   0       2   1       0   3
Garver c                      4   1   3   1       0   0       5   0
Kepler rf                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Arraez lf                   2   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
  Cave pr,rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sano 1b                       3   0   1   0       1   1       9   0
Rooker dh                     3   2   1   0       1   2       0   0
Gordon lf,rf,lf               4   1   3   4       0   1       1   0
Simmons ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Pineda p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vincent p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thielbar p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Farrell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garza p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   7  13   7       6   9      27  11
FIELDING – 
DP: 1. Simmons-Polanco-Sano.
E: Vincent (1).
BATTING – 
2B: Buxton (18,off Matz); Garver (14,off Hatch); Rooker (10,off Borucki).
HR: Gordon (4,5th inning off Merryweather 2 on 2 out).
GDP: Simmons (14,off Matz); Sano (13,off Borucki); Donaldson (21,off Cimber).
Team LOB: 8.
PITCHING
Toronto Blue Jays            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matz                          3     7   2   2   2   6   0  17
Hatch L(0-1)                  1.2   1   3   3   3   1   0   8
Merryweather                  1.1   2   1   1   0   1   1   6
Borucki                       1     3   1   1   0   0   0   5
Cimber                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        8    13   7   7   6   9   1  39
WP: Merryweather (2).
Inherited Runners – Scored: Merryweather 2-2.
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Minnesota Twins              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pineda W(8-8)                 5     8   2   2   1   2   1  23
Vincent                       1     1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Thielbar                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Farrell                       0.2   1   0   0   2   0   0   5
Garza SV(1)                   1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    11   2   2   4   4   1  40
Inherited Runners – Scored: Garza 3-0.
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Umpires: HP – Scott Barry, 1B – Dan Iassogna, 2B – Roberto Ortiz, 3B – Jeremie Rehak
Official Scorer: Gregg Wong
Time of Game: 3:34   Attendance: 15509
Starting Lineups:

   Toronto Blue Jays             Minnesota Twins          
1. Springer            dh        Buxton              cf
2. Semien              2b        Polanco             2b
3. Guerrero            1b        Donaldson           3b
4. Bichette            ss        Garver              c
5. Hernandez           rf        Kepler              rf
6. Gurriel             lf        Sano                1b
7. Grichuk             cf        Rooker              dh
8. Valera              3b        Gordon              lf
9. Jansen              c         Simmons             ss
   Matz                p         Pineda              p

BLUE JAYS 1ST: Springer flied to center; Semien singled to
center; Guerrero flied to center; Bichette forced Semien
(shortstop to second) [Bichette to first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Blue Jays 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Buxton singled to left; Polanco lined to center;
Donaldson struck out; Garver singled to center [Buxton to
third]; Kepler struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 0,
Twins 0.

BLUE JAYS 2ND: Hernandez doubled to center; Gurriel doubled to
center [Hernandez scored]; Grichuk struck out; Valera walked;
Jansen grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Valera out at second]; Twins challenged call that
Jansen was safe at 1st; call overturned – double play; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Sano walked; Rooker was called out on strikes; Gordon
singled to center [Sano to second]; Simmons grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Gordon out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Twins 0.

BLUE JAYS 3RD: Springer grounded out (shortstop to first);
Semien popped to second; Guerrero singled to third; Bichette
lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Buxton doubled to left; Polanco singled to center
[Buxton scored]; Donaldson walked [Polanco to second]; Garver
singled to center [Polanco scored, Donaldson to second]; Kepler
struck out; Sano singled to left [Donaldson to third, Garver to
second]; Rooker was called out on strikes; Gordon struck out; 2
R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Twins 2.

BLUE JAYS 4TH: Hernandez homered; Gurriel struck out; Grichuk
singled to left; Valera singled to right [Grichuk to third];
Jansen popped to shortstop; Springer grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 2.

TWINS 4TH: HATCH REPLACED MATZ (PITCHING); Simmons popped to
third in foul territory; Buxton walked; Buxton safe on a
pick-off error by Hatch [Buxton to third]; Polanco hit into a
double play to shortstop [Buxton out at third (shortstop to
third)]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 2.

BLUE JAYS 5TH: ARRAEZ REPLACED KEPLER (PLAYING LF); GORDON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Semien flied to left; Guerrero
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bichette singled to center;
Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 2.

TWINS 5TH: Donaldson walked; Garver doubled to center [Donaldson
to third]; DICKERSON REPLACED GURRIEL (PLAYING LF); Arraez
grounded out (second to first) [Donaldson scored, Garver to
third]; Sano struck out; Rooker walked; MERRYWEATHER REPLACED
HATCH (PITCHING); Gordon homered [Garver scored, Rooker scored];
Simmons singled to third; Merryweather threw a wild pitch
[Simmons to second]; Buxton grounded out (shortstop to first); 4
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 6.

BLUE JAYS 6TH: VINCENT REPLACED PINEDA (PITCHING); Dickerson
walked; Grichuk popped to first in foul territory; Dickerson
safe on a pick-off error by Vincent [Dickerson to second];
Valera flied to left; Jansen singled to left [Dickerson out at
home (left to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 2,
Twins 6.

TWINS 6TH: Polanco struck out; Donaldson lined to left; Garver
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 6.

BLUE JAYS 7TH: THIELBAR REPLACED VINCENT (PITCHING); Springer
struck out; Semien singled to center; Guerrero flied to right;
Bichette grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Blue Jays 2, Twins 6.

TWINS 7TH: BORUCKI REPLACED MERRYWEATHER (PITCHING); Arraez
singled to center; CAVE RAN FOR ARRAEZ; Sano grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Cave out at second];
Rooker doubled to right; Gordon singled to center [Rooker
scored]; Simmons grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 7.

BLUE JAYS 8TH: CAVE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); GORDON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); FARRELL REPLACED THIELBAR (PITCHING);
Hernandez lined to shortstop; Dickerson singled to second;
Grichuk popped to second; KIRK BATTED FOR VALERA; Kirk walked
[Dickerson to second]; SMITH RAN FOR KIRK; Jansen walked
[Dickerson to third, Smith to second]; GARZA REPLACED FARRELL
(PITCHING); Springer lined to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Blue Jays 2, Twins 7.

TWINS 8TH: SMITH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CIMBER REPLACED
BORUCKI (PITCHING); Buxton struck out; Polanco walked; Donaldson
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Polanco
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 7.

BLUE JAYS 9TH: Semien grounded out (third to first); Guerrero
struck out; Bichette grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 2, Twins 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Blue Jays        2  11   1   11
 Twins            7  13   1    8