New York Yankees 8 — Minnesota Twins 2
The Yankees cruised through today’s 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
CC Sabathia pitched 8 dominant innings to start for the Yankees. Sabathia gave up 1 run in the 2nd but received a large lead in the 3rd that he followed with a shut down inning. From the 4th inning to the 6th inning, 6 of his 9 outs were by the strikeout, including striking out the side in the 4th inning. He would give up another run in the 7th inning as he secured his 14th win of the season.
The Yankees briefly dealt with starter Samuel Deduno but he left after 1.2 innings with an injury. Left-handed former starter Brian Duensing took over but lasted just an inning as he couldn’t get through a long 3rd inning. After a groundout, 2 singles and a walk would load the bases for Robinson Cano. Cano would put a double into right field to bring in 2 runs to give the Yankees the lead. Nick Swisher would jump on the first pitch he sees following the double and brings in another with a single. The pitch after that was put into right field by Curtis Granderson for a 2-run triple. A wild pitch would bring in Curtis Granderson as the last run in a 6-run 3rd inning. The 6 runs would be more than enough for CC Sabathia and Chris Dickerson added on in the 6th inning with a 2-run home run into deep right field. Notably, Derek Jeter’s hit streak would end at 19 and Brett Gardner would make his return to the field defensively in the 9th inning as the leftfielder.
Win – CC Sabathia (14-6)
Loss – Brian Duensing (4-11)
*Robinson Cano – 2 for 5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI (82)
*Curtis Granderson – 1 for 5, R, 3B, 2 RBI (97)
*Pedro Florimon – 1 for 3, RBI (9)
*Matt Carson – 1 for 4, RBI (3)
Current Yankees Record: 90-65