Blue Jays Stage Remarkable Comeback, Snap Twins' 7-Game Road Win Streak

The Toronto Blue Jays staged a big comeback, overcoming a 7-1 deficit to defeat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 at Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished with four hits, and Ernie Clement hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to secure the win.

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Blue Jays Stage Remarkable Comeback, Snap Twins' 7-Game Road Win Streak

Blue Jays Stage Remarkable Comeback, Snap Twins' 7-Game Road Win Streak

On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays staged a big, win comeback, overcoming a 7-1 deficit to defeat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 at Rogers Centre. The win snapped the Twins' seven-game road winning streak and marked the Blue Jays' largest come-from-behind victory of the season.

The Blue Jays trailed 7-1 midway through the third inning but scored nine runs in the final six innings to secure the win. The team's newly reconfigured lineup mixed power, patience, and timely hitting against Twins starter Simeon Woods Richardson and the Twins bullpen.

Bo Bichette, Davis Schneider, and Danny Jansen all homered in the winning effort, with the latter two homers coming in a momentum-shifting fifth inning. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished with four hits and continued his hot streak, hitting a game-tying two-run single with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. "We're kind of getting everybody together at the same time," said Guerrero Jr. through a translator. "That's what we want."

Ernie Clement hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning, and Davis Schneider added a sacrifice fly to pad the lead to two. The Blue Jays' bullpen was effective, with Trevor Richards pitching two perfect innings in the fifth and sixth, and scoreless outings from Erik Swanson, Yimi García, and closer Jordan Romano.

Blue Jays manager John Schneider praised the team's resilience and timely contributions. "These games very much show what kind of character we have in the clubhouse. And I think right now it's easy to see where we have been or where we are. But the guys that are here know where we really are and where we think we're going to go," enough, loss Schneider said. "Just really timely hitting from a lot of different people and that's how you win when your starter doesn't have a good day."

The Blue Jays had lost 11 of their past 15 games before Saturday's win. The Twins arrived in Toronto as the hottest team in the American League, having won 16 of their previous 18 games. Starter Kevin Gausman was roughed up by the Twins, allowing a season-high seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over three innings with two walks and six strikeouts.

With the series now even at one game apiece, the Blue Jays will look to carry the momentum from their spirited comeback into the rubber match on Sunday. Alek Manoah is set to take the mound for Toronto, while Bailey Ober will start for Minnesota in the series finale at Rogers Centre.

Key Takeaways

  • Blue Jays overcome 7-1 deficit to defeat Twins 10-8 at Rogers Centre.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 4 hits, including game-tying 2-run single in 6th inning.
  • Bo Bichette, Davis Schneider, and Danny Jansen all homer in the win.
  • Blue Jays' bullpen pitches 4 scoreless innings to secure the comeback victory.
  • Alek Manoah starts for Toronto in Sunday's series finale against Bailey Ober.