Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano came to the plate with two outs in the eighth inning when he hit a deep drive to centerfield. Pillar was able to track the ball down and make a leaping grab.
After the game, Pillar talked to reporters about his feat.
“That was one of those times where I kind of felt like I had a little bit of intuition with the guy on the mound, with the hitter, I kind of felt like I knew where the ball was going to go before it did,” he said. "I just had a good jump and I'm out there to win games in whatever way possible.”
The win gave the Blue Jays a four-game sweep of Minnesota. Toronto is now 4 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees for the AL East lead as the teams head into a three-game series in the Bronx this weekend.
- Molly Geary