Ricky Romero vs Carl Pavano Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 2-0
Toronto got a shutout performance from its pitching staff en route to a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Field.
Toronto won as a -127 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Ricky Romero earned the victory for the Blue Jays, throwing 8 2/3 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Jose Bautista in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Carl Pavano worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Denard Span in a losing cause.
Toronto outhit their counterparts 13-4 in the game.
The game was closed out by Frank Francisco who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.