Nick Blackburn vs Brett Cecil Tilt Ends in Minnesota 4-3 Win
|Nick Blackburn vs Brett Cecil Tilt Ends in Minnesota 4-3 Win|
Minnesota got a 4-3 victory over Toronto on Sunday, with Nick Blackburn earning the victory and helping Twins moneyline bettors cash out.
The Twins were a +114 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Nick Blackburn earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Denard Span in the win.
Toronto's starting pitcher Brett Cecil worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Bautista in a losing cause.
Minnesota outhit their counterparts 10-8 in the game.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.
Minnesota heads into a battle against New York. Toronto, meanwhile, will have their next action against Oakland.