Minnesota Twins defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-3

TORONTO - Twins second baseman Orlando Hudson broke into the majors with Toronto in 2002 and left as a free agent after the 2005 season.

After spending three seasons at Arizona and one with the Dodgers, Hudson on Monday returned to Rogers Centre for the first time.

And he played like someone who was eager to come back.

Hudson doubled in the first inning, tied the score 2-2 with a RBI single in the fourth and made an excellent play to his right to throw out Randy Ruiz...

TORONTO - Canadians embrace their baseball stars wherever they are, and New Westminster, B.C.'s, Justin Morneau is a big deal in any province up here.

On Monday, for instance, Toronto Maple Leafs center John Mitchell came to Rogers Centre just to meet him. And Mitchell plans to attend Tuesday's game.

Twins catcher Joe Mauer is the reigning AL MVP, but television ads for Monday's Twins-Blue Jays game blared on about "power-hitting first baseman Justin Morneau and the ...