Blue Jays have bat-around inning in loss to Twins

The Blue Jays scored three runs in the fifth in a bat-around inning but fell to the Twins 4-3.

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Brian Dozier led off a second straight game with a hit and a run scored as the Minnesota Twins beat the Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday.

A day after scoring on a first-pitch home run against the Boston Red Sox, Dozier led off with a single, advanced to second on Danny Santana’s single and scored on Joe Mauer’s single.

The Twins added two runs in the second inning when Santana’s triple scored Kurt Suzuki and Darin Mastroianni, who reached on consecutive one-out singles.

The Blue Jays batted around in the fifth inning, scoring three runs, including two RBIs by Casey Kotchman, and chasing Twins starter Ervin Santana.

Dozier and Mastroianni each had two hits and scored a run, and Santana had three hits — being a home run shy of the cycle — with two RBIs and a run scored.

Domonic Brown had two hits for Toronto.

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