NEW YORK — Just as the Yankees were settling back in the comfortable confines of home, they lost yet another player due to injury. Losing James Paxton to a knee injury after just three innings, New York relied on their bullpen to carry them to a vital 6-3 victory, as they open a long home stand.
Gleyber Torres set the tone early with a run-scoring hit in the first inning off of starter Kyle Gibson. Luke Voit then added a RBI-hit in the second to make it 2-0, but was throw out trying to stretch his hit into a double.
With this, Voit extended his on-base streak to 41 games in a row as also walked to go with his hit.
While the Yankees and Twins exchanged runs in the third and fourth, Sanchez’s homers in the fifth and seventh innings were more than enough breathing room for the bullpen to take home the victory.
Now, Aaron Boone and Yankee fans everywhere anxiously await the final diagnosis of Paxton’s MRI on Saturday. While it has been deemed left knee soreness, nothing is certain till the MRI.
On a good note, Miguel Andujar could see action tomorrow, or on Sunday’s series finale.