Buehrle, Blue Jays convene past Twins 6-4 on Colabello homer

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Mark Buehrle was overthrowing in a initial inning, his right arm livelier than he wanted. Chris Colabello had a jitters when he stepped in for his initial at-bat, weakened a small by being behind in Minnesota.

By a finish of a slimy night, a Toronto Blue Jays were feeling usually fine.

Colabello strike a two-run tiebreaking homer in a ninth inning opposite former teammate Glen Perkins, giving Buehrle and a Blue Jays a 6-4 feat Friday that stopped a five-game winning strain for a Twins.

Buehrle (6-4) done a extreme liberation from a four-run initial inning for his second finish diversion this season, lifting his record in 51 career starts opposite a Twins to 29-19. Buehrle late 24 of a final 26 batters he faced, permitting one singular in that span. The other reached on an error.

“I didn’t change anything. we consider it was a lot of fitness after a initial inning,” pronounced Buehrle, who joked about carrying a splash to relax before a subsequent frame.

Colabello’s initial at-bat opposite a group that gave him his vital joining entrance came with a bases loaded, and he pronounced he felt his legs jolt a small from a tension of his return. He strike a soothing bouncer to third base, finale a threat.

Perkins (0-1), a vital joining personality in saves, started uninformed in a ninth after 10 true outs by a Blue Jays. Russell Martin drew a travel after descending behind 0-2, and Colabello followed with his thespian expostulate into a bullpen behind left-center margin on a first-pitch fastball.

“I’ve seen him representation for a integrate years now. we was looking heater, perplexing to stay aggressive. Obviously we don’t wish to get behind opposite a male like him,” Colabello said. “It was down a small bit, yet we put a good representation on it.”

Said Twins manager Paul Molitor: “He dejected that ball.”

A journeyman who languished with eccentric joining teams before creation his vital joining entrance in 2013 during age 29, Colabello set a Twins authorization record with 27 RBIs final Apr before spiteful his ride and eventually being sent to a minors. The Blue Jays claimed him off waivers over a winter, and he’s off to another clever start. In 23 games, Colabello is batting .379 with 4 home runs and 14 RBIs.

Toronto’s Josh Donaldson homered for a fourth true game, a three-run shot off Trevor May in a fifth that tied a game. Donaldson is batting .400 with 16 RBIs in 20 career games opposite a Twins.

Buehrle was a genuine powerhouse, though.

After Brian Dozier strike his initial representation for a double, Joe Mauer tacked on an RBI single, Torii Hunter combined an RBI double and Kurt Suzuki pitched in an RBI singular before a scapegoat fly by Eduardo Escobar. Then Buehrle went to work.

“That’s what we like to call a bulldog. we came in a center of a ninth there and we saw him staying lax and we usually told him we desired him, since that’s a flattering epic outing,” Colabello said. “That’s a impression outing.”

Said Minnesota’s Trevor Plouffe: “You’ve got to tip your top to a male like that that can stay in there. we consider someone was warming adult in a initial inning, and he finished adult going a finish game. The guy’s a good pitcher.”


The initial representation was pushed behind an hour, a second time reversal this week for a Twins. Because of afternoon starts and a delays, they haven’t taken pregame batting use on a margin in a week. Still, this was usually a 16th continue check in Target Field’s six-year history. They have had 11 games deferred and one suspended.


Toronto: 2B Devon Travis (shoulder) could be behind by Monday during Washington, Gibbons said, if he continues to make swell on his rehab assignment. Dioner Navarro could lapse subsequent week, too.

Minnesota: RHP Casey Fien (shoulder) came off a DL to representation a scoreless eighth. Molitor pronounced Blaine Boyer will sojourn a primary setup male for now.


Aaron Sanchez (4-4, 3.98 ERA) will make his 10th start of a deteriorate for Toronto on Saturday afternoon, seeking his second win in 5 highway starts. Kyle Gibson (4-3, 2.72 ERA) will take a pile for Minnesota for a 10th time this year, too, entrance of a career-long-matching 8 innings in an 8-1 feat during Chicago final week. Gibson is 3-1 with a 1.32 ERA this month.

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