Reeling Twins lose fourth straight

Published 9:46 am Thursday, August 6, 2015

TORONTO — Twins manager Paul Molitor won a World Series with the Blue Jays and has plenty of fond memories of Toronto.

He’s not adding any new ones on his latest visit to Canada.

Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson also homered and the Blue Jays beat Minnesota 9-7 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

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The slumping Twins have lost four in a row and are 5-13 since the All-Star break.

“I think we’re all frustrated,” Molitor said. “We see what’s happening and the fact that we’re having trouble winning games.”

Minnesota has lost 22 of its past 30 games north of the border. The Blue Jays will try Thursday to sweep the four-game series between wild-card contenders.

“They’ve taken it to us for three days,” Molitor said. “Hopefully, we can try to find a way to win a game before we get out of town.”

Molitor was World Series MVP in 1993 when Toronto beat Philadelphia for its second straight championship. The Blue Jays have not reached the playoffs since, but currently hold the second AL wild-card spot.