Cavan Biggio’s clutch three-run homer leads Blue Jays to comeback win over Twins
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By Cam Lewis5 months ago
The Toronto Blue Jays avoided being swept by the Minnesota Twins with a 7-6 win.
The win certainly didn’t go as anybody would have expected it, as Kevin Gausman wasn’t able to clear five innings and Cavan Biggio was the player who came up with the big hit that the Blue Jays had been looking for all series, but that’s why they say you can’t predict baseball.
Things worth mentioning…
- Kevin Gausman got roughed up in the first inning but the veteran righty did a good job of setting things down so the game didn’t get out of control. The Twins tagged him for four runs in the first inning and he was then lifted with two outs in the fifth inning after allowing a couple more runs. Gausman’s line was six earned runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts over four-and-two-thirds innings.
- There was a lot of talk before the game about the decision to option Bowden Francis to Triple-A in favour of Thomas Hatch given Gausman is generally good for six or seven innings in a start. Hatch finished off the fifth inning after Gausman was pulled and he tossed a scoreless frame in the sixth. After that, Nate Pearson came into the game and threw two shutout innings.
- Most of Toronto’s offence came from the long ball on Sunday afternoon. After the Twins made the score 6-1 in the top of the fifth, Matt Chapman brought the Blue Jays back to within reach with a two-run homer. Cavan Biggio then completed the comeback with a three-run homer in the eighth inning.
- Jordan Romano came in for the ninth inning and worked around one walk to complete the save.
- The Blue Jays will now have Monday off before they hit the road to face the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Miami Marlins.
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