Stop me if you've heard this one before; the Twins had an early lead, kept the game close, then gave up a multi-run homer to the hated Yankees in a late inning. Watching the Twins play the Yankees is like watching the Vikings in the Super Bowl, you just know what's going to happen next, and then it does.
Twins scored first on a RBI single by Eduardo Nunez in the 4th. Kyle Gibson got himself into a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the top of the 6th. Jacob Ellsbury knocked in a run tying it up. Then the Twins lucked out with Brett Gardner infield fly rule pop out to the outfield. He then escaped more damage by getting Carlos Beltran to hit into a GIDP.
Top of the 7th was when the manure struck the whirling airfoils for the Twins, Giblets let two on, one on a walk, and a sac bunt got them into scoring position. That was the end of Kyle's night, so he got a good view from the dugout to watch Fernando Abad give up a 3-run homer to a guy named "Didi" Gregorius.
The Twins had plenty of chances against CC Sabathia loading bases up and getting runners into scoring position a number of times but only scoring once. They were 2-11 with RISP and left 18 runners stranded in the game.
Gibson, L 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Sabathia, W 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Chapman, SV 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Nunez 2-out RBI
Tonkin 1.0 IP, 2 K, 0 ERs
Abad 0.2 IP, 3-run HR
Grossman 0-4, 3 K, 5 LOB
Escobar 0-4, 1 K, 2 LOB
Buxton 0-4, 3 K, 4 LOB
ROBOT ROLL CALL!
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Comment of the Game:
This one by Daniel "Kit" Carlson