The Blue Jays own the Twins in Toronto

And Minnesota kicks off a series there Friday night.
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The Rodgers Centre has not been kind to the Twins.

The Rodgers Centre has not been kind to the Twins.

After losing three of five to the lowly Chicago White Sox, the Twins will now look for wins in a place where they've historically struggled.

Minnesota begins a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rodgers Centre on Friday.

The Blue Jays own a record of 115-71 against the Twins in their home stadium; that's a winning percentage of .618, their highest figure against any opponent in franchises history (with a minimum 50 games).

Over the last 10 years, the Twins have won just one series in Toronto.

Despite being seven-games under .500, the Blue Jays are just five games back of a Wild Card spot. Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson have battled injuries but are healthy now. They've also made a killing against the Twins in their careers whether the game is in Toronto or not.

  • Bautista, 56 games: .325 batting average and 25 home runs.
  • Donaldson, 33 games: .382 batting average and 13 home runs.

The pitching staff has to find a way to slow those two down, if they don't, it's going to be a long weekend.

Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Kyle Gibson are the Twins' starting pitchers in the series.

Minnesota begins play on Friday just a half-game up in the American League Wild Card race. With four teams breathing down their necks, they can't afford to be swept.

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