TDIB 04 September 2008

Wednesday, September 03 2008 @ 11:04 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gwyn

The Jays bullpen tried to give this one away, but the Twins defence wouldn't hear of it.

Now that was a fun game.
For the first six Innings AJ was pretty well cruising. He was spotted a couple of runs by Inglett and Snider in the third, and although the Twins offense was looking a bit fiesty Burnett never really looked in trouble. Things changed in the seventh, AJ was running out of gas and giving up base runners. Gaston gave him a chance to work his way out of it, but eventually he pulled him with the bases loaded and two out. Downs came in and wasn't on form at all, he coughed up the lead on a three run double to Mauer. BJ Ryan wasn't at his best either and he gave up another run in the ninth, but, in between times uncharacteristically weak defence from the Twins gifted a couple of runs to the Jays and at the end of the ninth it was tied at 4-4. In extras Toronto clearly had their noses in front. They had a chance in the tenth when Rios had a one out triple, but Gardenhire walked Wells and Lind to get to Thigpen and Overbay and got out of the jam. The Twins were not to survive the 11th though, a Rolen double and a Snider single set up the walk off hit by Hard Hittin' Johnny Mac - of all people. Lot's of good baseball in this one, I particularly enjoyed the hard fought at bats by Snider and Thigpen against the Twins bullpen late in the game.

That's the eighth win in a row now for the Jays over the Twins and finally sees them broke the 5 game over .500 glass ceiling.

It was a late finish so WWJP is this week TWJP.

Game Day: The Jays have the brooms out for Litsch against Slowey. 7:07PM.