Blue Jays open door, Twins walk through for win

Minnesota Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon tags out Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole during an...

Minnesota Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon tags out Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole during an attempted steal at second base in the fifth inning at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS -

The Blue Jays may have posted more embarrassing innings but none this reporter can recall.

How can you top what happened in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Twins, where the Jays bullpen turned a 5-3 lead into a crushing 9-5 loss.

As hard as it is to believe, three Jays relievers — Steve Delabar, Sergio Santos and J.A. Happ — combined to allow six runs on eight walks, three wild pitches and one hit.

It was simply brutal.

But you could feel this one slipping away.

Even when the Jays went up 5-1 in the fifth, they never seemed to be hitting on all cylinders, never seemed to have a good grip on the outcome.


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