José Berríos allowed four hits in seven innings, Mitch Garver homered and the Minnesota Twins shut out the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight night, 3-0 on Tuesday.

Berríos (6-1) won a career-best fifth consecutive start as the AL Central-leading Twins won for the eighth time in 11 games and moved a season-high 10 games over .500. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five.

Trevor Hildenberger and Trevor May worked the eighth, and Taylor Rogers pitched the ninth to complete the six-hitter and earn his fourth save.

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Tuesday May 7, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Tuesday May 7, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Garver shook off a cut on the neck from a broken bat and went 3-for-3. His two-run homer in the sixth off Aaron Sanchez (3-3) was his seventh this season, tying a career high.

On Monday night, it was Martín Pérez who blanked the Blue Jays over seven innings. Toronto has nine hits in the two games and was shut out for the fourth time this season, all at home.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singled off Rogers in the ninth, the first career hit off a left-hander for the highly touted prospect, who has struggled over his first 11 games. Guerrero went 1-for-4.

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, left and, Jorge Polanco center, celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball game action in Toronto, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Twins’ Eddie Rosario, left and, Jorge Polanco center, celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball game action in Toronto, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Sanchez threw 31 pitches in the first but lasted a season-high seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out six. He walked Marwin González with the bases loaded in the first. Then he settled in before Garver’s blast to the second deck in left-center field.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: Garver replaced C Jason Castro in the lineup after Castro was hit on the right elbow by a pitch Monday night. … RHP Addison Reed (left thumb) began his rehab assignment by working a scoreless inning for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, striking out one and walking one.

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. strikes out against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. strikes out against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jays: INF Alen Hanson cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. … Following a spell in extended spring training, OF Ben Revere was assigned to Buffalo.

CLOSE CALL

Already down a catcher, the Twins had a scare in the first inning when Garver was cut on the neck by the splintered end of Randal Grichuk’s broken bat. Garver was checked by medical staff and stayed in the game.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez throws against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez throws against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

HOME-FIELD DISADVANTAGE

The Blue Jays dropped to 1-5-1 in home series.

UP NEXT

Minnesota Twins Matt Magill, right, celebrates with teammate Mitch Garver after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball game action in Toronto, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Twins Matt Magill, right, celebrates with teammate Mitch Garver after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball game action in Toronto, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson (2-1, 4.68 ERA), who’s 1-1 with a 7.56 ERA in three career starts in Toronto, starts in the conclusion of the three-game series.

Blue Jays: RHP Trent Thornton (0-3, 4.08) makes his eighth major league start. He has yet to earn a win.

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