A pair of home runs powered the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon in Grapefruit League action.
The Twins hit a pair of solo shots to take the lead off of ex-Twin R.A. Dickey. It started with a Kennys Vargas shot in the second. Eddie Rosario followed in the fourth with his solo shot. Sandwiched in between was a Ryan Goins RBI single off of Twins starter Kyle Gibson. Devon Travis hit another RBI single off of Tim Stauffer to tie the ballgame up 2-2 at the end of four.
A pair of Eduardos opened the game up for the Twins in the fifth inning. Eduardo Escobar hit an RBI single to score James Beresford. Next up was Eduardo Nunez who hit a sac-fly which scored Byron Buxton giving the Twins a 4-2 lead.
Calb Gindl hit an RBI double off of Stauffer in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to one, but the Twins would add an insurance run in the seventh. Jose Martinez hit a double scoring Jorge Polanco to give the twins a 5-3 lead. That score stood at the end of nine innings.
Gibson started the game for the Twins. Gibson went three innings allowing only one run on three hits. Stauffer came in in relief and had a little bit of a struggle allowing two runs on five hits in 2.2 innings of work.
Dickey went four innings in his start across the diamond. He allowed two runs on four hits while striking out two Twins.
The Twins now stand 3-2-1 in Grapefruit League Play.
The Twins play against the Rays on Wednesday at 12:05 central.
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