The eight-through-two hitters consisted of Chris Dickerson, Ramiro Pena, Brett Gardner and Eduardo Nunez. That was four-ninth's of today's lineup that managed six baserunners (five hits and one walk). Actually, I shouldn't criticize the bottom/top of the lineup too much: they accounted for 80% of New York's hits. It was really the heart of the lineup that did them in. Cano, A-Rod, Swisher and Chavez combined to go 0-13 with a walk.
Freddy Garcia was removed in the fifth after having conceded three runs, and the bullpen did another good job, holding Toronto scoreless for 3.1 innings. It didn't matter though, because the batters forgot to show up/Brandon Morrow can be a dominant pitcher, and showed why today.
Play of the Game: Adam Lind's second solo-home run that made it 2-0 in the fourth (-10%).
The Twins come to town tomorrow for a makeup of a rained-out April game.
Phil Hughes has been scratched from the start (back issue) in place of A.J. Burnett.