Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race.
Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start for the Twins. The loss was especially costly for Toronto.
The Blue Jays fell a full game behind New York for the second spot and three games behind wild-card leader Boston.
Left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited in the fifth inning after teammate Randal Grichuk accidentally stepped on his right hand in the outfield. X-rays were negative.