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Litsch spins gem
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Blue Jays 9, Twins 0
Jesse Litsch threw 115 pitches in his outing on Thursday vs. Minnesota. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Jesse Litsch, who went the distance, gave up only four hits and was helped by Travis Snider's two RBIs, including his first Major League home run. Outfielder Vernon Wells also drove in two runs with a sac fly and a solo home run.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (77-63)
Lost 3
Toronto 9, Minnesota 0   TOR
Toronto (73-66)
Won 5
September 4, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 X   9 17 0
Standings thru 9/4/08  |  Recap: MIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .299
Casilla, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290
Mauer, DH 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .322
  a-Macri, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
Morneau, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .311
  b-Ruiz, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .296
Kubel, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
  c-Pridie, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Young, D, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .287
Redmond, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
Tolbert, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Punto, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .288
Totals 30 0 4 0 2 3 9  

a-Flied out for Mauer in the 9th. b-Struck out for Morneau in the 9th. c-Lined out for Kubel in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Punto (17, Litsch).
TB: Span 2; Young, D; Punto 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau.
GIDP: Casilla, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Tolbert-Casilla, A-Morneau).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 4 2 2 2 0 1 3 .304
Scutaro, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .264
Rios, A, RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .295
Wells, V, CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .300
Lind, DH 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .302
Barajas, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 .255
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .272
Rolen, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .250
Snider, LF 3 2 3 2 1 0 0 .467
Totals 38 9 17 9 1 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Inglett (12, Korecky), Lind (12, Humber).
HR: Snider (1, 5th inning off Slowey, 0 on, 0 out), Wells, V (16, 7th inning off Crain, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Barajas; Wells, V 5; Lind 4; Scutaro; Rios, A 2; Inglett 3; Rolen 2; Overbay; Snider 6.
RBI: Wells, V 2 (66), Snider 2 (2), Inglett 2 (33), Rios, A 2 (64), Lind (38).
2-out RBI: Snider; Wells, V; Rios, A 2; Lind.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas 3; Wells, V; Inglett.
SAC: Scutaro.
SF: Wells, V.
GIDP: Barajas.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Overbay-Scutaro-Overbay).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey (L, 11-9) 5.2 10 3 3 0 3 1 3.75
Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.33
Crain 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.04
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29
Korecky 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 0 6.75
Humber 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Litsch (W, 10-8) 9.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 3.76

HBP: Inglett (by Slowey).
Pitches-strikes: Slowey 98-67, Breslow 4-3, Crain 16-12, Reyes, De 5-3, Korecky 22-13, Humber 11-9, Litsch 115-78.
Groundouts-flyouts: Slowey 5-7, Breslow 0-0, Crain 0-1, Reyes, De 1-0, Korecky 0-1, Humber 2-0, Litsch 15-5.
Batters faced: Slowey 27, Breslow 1, Crain 3, Reyes, De 1, Korecky 5, Humber 5, Litsch 32.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 2-0, Humber 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:46.
Att: 25,128.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 4, 2008
September 4, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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