Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto
His long home run unclogged the Blue Jays offense, and he drove in another run with a seventh-inning single.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 Consecutive games in which the Twins have given up eight or more runs, tying a franchise record.
3 Home runs to straightaway right field in Trevor Plouffe’s career, two of them coming in his past 17 games.
5 Walks issued by Ervin Santana, his most since June 4, 2012.
Kyle Gibson, who has started four consecutive road victories, will attempt to prevent the Twins’ losing streak from reaching double digits.