Toronto Blue Jays defeat Minnesota Twins, 6-3

TORONTO - Know that flicker of playoff hope the Twins think they have?

The force of John McDonald's home run might have blown it out Tuesday.

McDonald's three-run homer in the sixth inning lifted Toronto to a 6-3 victory over the Twins at Rogers Centre.

The Twins can still win the four-game series. They just have to come through tonight and Thursday.

All they have to do is rebound by beating Blue Jays' ace Roy Halladay tonight. And he is coming off a shutout of th...

TORONTO - The Twins haven't conceded the AL Central to the Tigers yet, so it seemed odd that the best hitter in baseball didn't start Tuesday.

Catcher Joe Mauer was out of the lineup one day after going 3-for-5 against Toronto. Manager Ron Gardenhire stuck with his plan not to start Mauer one day during the road trip.

Mauer did pinch hit for Mike Redmond in the ninth, grounding out. He probably will be the designated hitter today. Mauer had started 44 consecutive gam...