Behind Buehrle, Jays complete sweep of Twins

Fri Aug 7, 2015 12:18am EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Mark Buehrle did not feel so great on the mound on Thursday.

However, the Toronto left-hander said he still felt great about his team, and the Blue Jays backed him up by defeating the Minnesota Twins 9-3 to complete a sweep of the four-game series.

Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion led the way with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs.

"If it's a rookie pitching or a guy that's been around for a while, we've got that feel of whose butt are we going to kick today," said Buehrle, who pitched seven innings and allowed five hits and one walk while striking out one.

"That's a good feeling. We haven't had that the couple of years I've been here."

Left fielder Ben Revere added three hits and three runs for the Blue Jays (58-52), who won their fifth consecutive game.

"It's a better team, no question about that," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

"We're feeling good right now, and we continue to swing the bats well, we've done it all year. Eddie's started to heat it up these last few games, and that's big for us.

"Buehrle got another win tonight. He labored most of the game. I thought he was a little bit off, but he gives up three runs, so you tip your hat to the guy."   Continued...

Aug 6, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) throws a pitch during the first inning in a game against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports