Twins Trounce Blue Jays

Martin Perez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Minnesota Twins bashed the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 at Rogers Centre.

Perez struck out nine over seven innings of two-hit ball to move to 5-and-0 with the win.

Eddie Rosario and Jason Castro both homered and drove in three runs apiece for Minnesota, which has won eight of its last 11 to lead MLB's AL Central at 21-and-12.  

Jorge Polanco also went deep in the victory.  Marcus Stroman fell to 1-and-5 for the Jays, who have lost three in-a-row and six of their last seven overall.

Toronto starter Marcus Stroman (1-5), meanwhile, was touched up for five earned runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Blue Jays skipper Charlie Montoyo was tossed in the fifth inning after disputing umpire Adam Hamari's called third strike to Brandon Drury.

Aaron Sanchez start's Tuesday's matchup for the Jays. The Twins counter with Jose Berrios.