Stairs' Slam Lifts Jays Over Twins

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 10:59 PM CDT
Stairs' Slam Lifts Jays Over Twins
Toronto Blue Jays' Roy Halladay (32) delivers against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Minneapolis.    (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

Matt Stairs hit a grand slam and Roy Halladay rebounded from a shaky start to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday night. Halladay (4-5) has been the victim of poor run support all season, getting only 3.14 runs per outing entering Wednesday. Stairs' slam in the first inning gave the right-hander a 4-0 advantage.

The Twins answered back as Justin Morneau hit his seventh homer of the season in the bottom of the first to make it 4-2 and Jason Kubel added an RBI double to make it 4-3. Michael Cuddyer's RBI groundout tied it in the third. Toronto regained the lead on Brad Wilkerson's RBI single in the fourth off Boof Bonser (2-5).

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