Boom! Blue Jays’ Bats Come Alive in Thumping Win Over Twins
TORONTO — The Blue Jays’ bats awoke, Francisco Liriano found the plate more often than not and both the Red Sox and the Orioles were getting spanked.
For a day, all was right with the baseball world again for the now alone-in-first Blue Jays, thanks to a 15-8 Friday night thumping over the visiting Minnesota Twins at the Rogers Centre.
Liriano was by no means efficient — or even consistent — but he was effective enough, needing 102 pitches to get through five innings as he recorded his first win as a Blue Jay in his fourth start.
The newest member of Toronto’s starting rotation was in an all-or-nothing mood, either walking the Twins or striking them out for most of his outing.
Liriano gave up only a pair of hits through his five-inning ordeal, however, he also issued four walks, three of which came around to score. It made things close before the Jays broke it wide open in the sixth and seventh innings.