Dickey struggles as Blue Jays come up empty against Twins

Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitches to the Twins during first inning MLB action in Toronto,...

Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitches to the Twins during first inning MLB action in Toronto, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:20 PM ET

TORONTO - The Blue Jays, looking for a springboard to get back in touch with the rest of the American League East, found only quicksand Saturday.

Coming off an energizing 4-0 defeat of the Minnesota Twins Friday, the Jays fizzled in all aspects of the game Saturday, whitewashed 6-0 in a battle of ex-Mets pitchers. In this matchup between pitchers who had been teammates in New York the last three years, it was Mike Pelfrey who came off looking like the reigning Cy Young winner, not R.A. Dickey.

Pelfrey struggled through a 32-pitch first inning, escaped without allowing a run and then ran the table trhough six innings against a punchless Toronto offence. Meanwhile, the big inning got to Dickey again. Twice, in fact. He gave up three runs in two separate innings and that proved plenty for the Twins to snap a six-game losing streak.


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