MINNEAPOLIS For Twins starter P.J. Walters, Saturday was a study in margin of error.
Two pitches, and this would have been a different game. A few centimeters, even, the sharp ding of ball off metal that Walters hoped to hear, and this all would have been different. In the end, the Blue Jays' 2-1 victory over the Twins came down to little more than three two-out hits, one a Jose Bautista home run that was originally ruled a double. Minnesota was 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, and any blame for the loss lies far from the pitcher who was perhaps the game's riskiest player.
"P.J. pitched a heck of a ball game, should have got the 'W,'" first baseman Chris Parmelee, who went 0-3, said. "We should have gotten the 'W.'"
Walters, whose start Saturday was just the fifth of his career, hadn't started a game in the major leagues since Sept. 29, 2010 for the Cardinals. In just four career starts before joining the Twins, he averaged five innings and 86.5 pitches and had a 2-0 r...