MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and Bo Bichette homered during a three-run third inning, Kevin Gausman won for the first time in more than a month and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Twins 3-1 on Friday night. from Minnesota.
Toronto won for the second time in nine games. Gausman (3-3) gave up one run and struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings for his first win since April 23.
Jordan Romano pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Kiermaier led off the scoring with his fourth home run of the season, a solo drive to right field with two outs in the third inning. George Springer followed with his second double of the game and scored on Bichette’s 10th home run, which sent the ball 424 feet from home plate, all the way to center field.
Louie Varland (2-1) pitched six innings for Minnesota.
For the Blue Jays, the Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-0. The Mexican Alejandro Kirk 4-0.
For the Twins, Colombian Donovan Solano 4-1. Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa 3-1, Willi Castro 2-1, Christian Vázquez 2-0.