Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2/3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Scherzer pushed to limit in 3rd inning
Max Scherzer had to throw 40 pitches during the Diamondbacks' 3-run game-tying rally in the 3rd. That was his most pitches in an inning since throwing 42 against the Twins on Aug. 24 last year. Follow live
Donaldson, Tulo go deep for Blue Jays
First 3B Josh Donaldon's solo shot to left made it 1-0 in the first, then SS Troy Tulowitzki's solo homer made it 2-0 in the third vs. the Twins. Toronto is looking for its third straight win. Follow live
Did Twins get it wrong at deadline?
A statistical model developed by the folks at FiveThirtyEight suggests the Twins should have been sellers at the deadline. Instead, Minnesota tweaked its bullpen by trading for Kevin Jepsen. To buy or to sell?
Twins don't project to advance
Minnesota currently holds the AL's second wild-card spot. However, Dan Szymborski doesn't see Paul Molitor's team reaching the postseason. Updated ZiPS playoff percentages (Insider)
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With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, ZiPS projects how the standings will look at the end of the season.
Check out how David Price shut down the Twins in his first start with his new team.
David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.
David Price dominates, Blue Jays win
Toronto's new pitcher struck out 11 in 8 innings and Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins hit home runs for a 5-1 Blue Jays win. Torii Hunter's 17th HR was the only run for the Twins. Box score
David Price pays off instantly for Jays
In his first start with Toronto, Price struck out 11 in 8 innings of work. It's just the 10th time in his career he has gone at least 8 innings with at least 10 K's. He is 7-2 in the previous 9 games. The Jays lead 5-1. Follow live
Can Twins stay in postseason chase?
Minnesota has slumped again since the All-Star break and also watched many of its AL postseason competitors make major roster additions at the deadline. MLB Power Rankings
Donaldson 2, Twins 1
Josh Donaldson's 2-run home in the fifth gives the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead. He also has a double. Donaldson drove in Troy Tulowitzki with his 27th HR of the season, 2 shy of his career high. Follow live
David Price to Brian Dozier: Sit down
Price already has 7 K's through 4 innings of his first Blue Jays start, including Dozier twice. It's the 89th times in 203 career starts he has at least 7 strikeouts. Jays and Twins are tied 1-1. Follow live
Goins goes yard for Blue Jays
Light-hitting Ryan Goins hit his 3rd HR of the season to give the Jays a 1-1 tie with the Twins. David Price takes the mound for his 3rd inning of work, already having 4 K's. Follow live
Welcome to Toronto, Mr. Price
In the top of the second inning, Torii Hunter greeted new Blue Jays pitcher David Price by hitting a solo home run to center field, his 17th of the season. Follow live
Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey wasn't entirely prepared when he got called up to the major leagues for the first time.
M's earn series split with 4-1 win
After trading solo homers with the Twins in the ninth to force extras, the Mariners posted a 3-run 11th on a Logan Morrison double and Austin Jackson single. Fernando Rodney picked up his fourth win. Box score
Logan Morrison's RBI double in the 11th inning broke the tie and Austin Jackson added a two-run double as the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday.
Did Twins do too little at deadline?
GM Terry Ryan added to the bullpen with Kevin Jepsen. The Twins face tough competition for the wild card, though. Could Ryan have done more? GM deadline grades (Insider)
Mariners, Twins headed to extras
The game was scoreless heading into the 9th, but a Nelson Cruz HR in the top of the inning then a Brian Dozier HR in the bottom of the frame has the game tied 1-1 heading into the 10th. Follow live
The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1.
On Base Percentage.30228th
Earned Run Average3.9619th
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