The Minnesota Twins drop one against the Blue Jays
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The Minnesota Twins played split squad games today. One half of the team went to Dunedin to play the Jays and the other remained in Fort Myers to face the Cardinals. We’ll begin with the Dunedin recap and cover the Fort Myers contest in a separate article. Tyler Duffey had the start against the Jays and the challenge of facing Toronto’s imposing lineup.
Duffey was knocked around right away. The Blue Jays piled on 5 runs in the first inning with a RBI single and later, a grand slam.
Duffey settled down after his rough first frame and put up 1-2-3 innings in the 2nd and 3rd. Pat Dean took over from there and he and Mason Melotakis combined to allowed 3 more Blue Jays runs in the 5th inning.
The Twins didn’t get on the board again until the 7th inning when Miguel Sano sent a towering two run shot out of the stadium. That would as close as the Twins would get. Toronto added another run in the bottom of the inning off Jake Reed.
Look for our recap of the Twins’ other split squad game later today.
The Twins will host the Phillies tomorrow at 12:05 CST in Fort Myers. Tommy Milone gets the start.