The Blue Jays own the Twins in Toronto

And Minnesota kicks off a series there Friday night.

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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