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Kevin Correia was pitching for his job on Tuesday. That’s not official, of course, but at least he should’ve been. Kevin Correia passed the test and will survive for another start. Correia pitched six shutout innings during which he gave up six hits, a walk and registered a strikeout.
It helps that Kevin Correia had a lead before he even found himself on the mound at Rogers Centre. In the top of the first, Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins a 2-0 lead. That’s all the Twins would really need, but they did tack on two more on a Danny Santana chopper to third that Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco threw into the stands that scored two giving the Twins a 4-0 lead.
J.A. Happ did not have a good outing for the Blue Jays. Happ only lasted 3.2 innings giving up all four Twins runs on six hits and three walks.
Joe Mauer Update: 0-for-4 and now hitting .254.
Blue Jays and Twins match up in the rubber game of the series tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 11:37 central.
Boxscore for the game can be found here.