MINNE Associated PressOLIS ( Associated Press) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer, Teoskar Hernandez held home for the second night in a row, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Thursday night.
Whit Merrifield, who revealed before the game that he had been vaccinated against COVID-19 and could now play in Canada, had two hits on his debut with the Blue Jays, who took him to Kansas in exchange for two minor leaguers in the final. Got it from the city. Day. To agree on exchanges.
Toronto scored their 12th win in 15 matches and pitcher Alec Manoah effectively pitched six innings.
Manoah (12-5) allowed two hits but tied his season high with four walks. The star rookie left the mound on his previous start due to an elbow injury.
He continued the game this time, despite being hit by a ball to the right bicep for Minnesota’s first hit in the fourth inning.
Twins starter Sonny Gray also didn’t hit the middle innings, before Cavan Bigio was dismissed for two in the fifth.
Gray left the mound after five innings, allowing only one hit, but was running a season-high five.
Emilio Pagan (3-5) relieved Gray and conceded three runs, two earned and four hits in an innings.
Luis Arrez of Venezuela won 4-0 for the Twins. Puerto Rican Carlos Correa 4-1, scored one, and Jose Miranda 2-0, two RBIs. Dominican Jorge Polanco scored 2-0, one goal; Gilberto Celestino 1-0 and Gary Sanchez 3-0. Colombian Gio Ursella 1-0.
For the Twins, Mexican Alejandro Kirk 2-0. Dominican Teoscar Hernandez 5-1, 1 run, an RBI. Cuban Lourdes Guriel Jr. 4-2, scored two runs, two RBIs.