Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Picks and Predictions May 12th 2024

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins MLB Sun, May 12, 13:37 pm.
Toronto Blue Jays
ML: 100
Minnesota Twins
ML: -120

Blue Jays Eye Series Triumph After Electric Comeback Against the Twins

Toronto, ON — The atmosphere at Rogers Centre is electric after the Toronto Blue Jays staged an incredible rally to take down the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. With spirits high, they’re looking to keep the adrenaline pumping in Sunday’s series finale.

Comeback Kids Light Up Toronto

Saturday’s game was one for the books—trailing 7-1, the Jays flipped the script and roared back to a 10-8 win. Not just any win, though; it shattered Minnesota’s seven-game road win streak and racked up the Jays’ highest run and hit totals for the season. It’s the kind of win that can turn a season around, especially for a team that’s been searching for its rhythm.

Star Power at the Plate

Leading the charge was none other than Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who’s been on fire with hits in 11 of his last 12 games, knocking out four hits and three RBIs. Danny Jansen wasn’t far behind with a game-changing two-run homer, and Davis Schneider kept the hits coming. It was a total team effort that underscored the Jays’ lethal offensive potential.

Pitching Showdown: Manoah vs. Ober

Sunday brings a new challenge with Alek Manoah hoping to shake off his early-season struggles and capitalize on his commendable history against the Twins. Across the field, Bailey Ober steps up for Minnesota with a solid 3-1 record, despite having a mixed bag of results in past encounters with Toronto.

Twins’ Toughness on the Line

The Twins haven’t been pushovers, especially on the road, thanks to heavy hitters like Carlos Santana and Max Kepler. After Saturday’s stumble, they’re itching to split the series and reclaim their momentum.

Blue Jays Get a Boost

Toronto’s lineup gets an extra boost with the return of outfielders George Springer and Kevin Kiermaier, both back in action after sitting out sick. Their presence adds depth both in the field and at bat, which could be crucial in this tight matchup.

Manager’s Corner

Blue Jays manager John Schneider summed it up perfectly, lauding his team’s tenacity: “The confidence hasn’t wavered,” he said. “Hopefully this type of win gets you rolling a little bit.” It’s that kind of optimism that makes you believe the Jays have found their groove at just the right time.

Final Stretch

As game day approaches, the stakes are high. The Blue Jays are on the brink of turning a corner, looking to channel their offensive explosion into another win. Meanwhile, the Twins are determined not to let one loss define them. It’s all set for a thrilling conclusion that could set the tone for the rest of the homestand for both teams.

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Sun, May 12, 08:24 am.
Toronto Blue Jays
O 8
Minnesota Twins
U 8
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