Blue Jays unable to complete comeback as late lapses lead to loss against Twins

Blue Jays unable to complete comeback as late lapses lead to loss against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — In tight games, in meaningful games, and in the kind of games the Toronto Blue Jays hope to be playing down the stretch and into MLB’s postseason, execution will be crucial. They’re not going to blow everyone out. They’re going to need to win the close ones. And Friday night, when one of those games developed against another team with aspirations of playing the same kind of baseball over the next two-plus months, that execution wasn’t there. That is, ostensibly, why the Blue Jays lost to the Minnesota Twins, 6-5, in 10 innings. A tough night from Jose Berrios didn’t help, either. The Blue Jays starter lasted only 3.2 innings, coughing up five earned before giving way to a procession of six relievers from Toronto’s bullpen. And yet, …
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