Ervin Santana needed a good start, and we got one today as he held the Yankees to 6 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) in 7.1 innings. One of them came on a Brian McCann solo home run in the 2nd, the first run of the game for either team.
It took the Twins until the 5th to answer with a run of their own, and the Yankees had already added another run in the 4th. Max Kepler hit a solo shot into the flower bed in right field to cut the lead to 2-1. In the 6th, the Twins took a lead and then some with 5 straight hits which included a double, a triple, and 4 runs. 5-2 Twins.
Brian Dozier blasted a solo homer of his own in the 7th, and Danny Santana drove in Kepler (who doubled) in the 8th for 2 more insurance runs.
The Yankees scored single runs in the 8th and 9th but that wasn't enough and the Twins won the game, salvaging one game from this series.
WP: Ervin Santana (2-7)
LP: Nathan Eovaldi (6-4)
Kepler (3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR, 2B)
Dozier (2-4, HR)
The other Eduardo (1-4, 3B, 2 RBI)
No one, the Twins beat the Yankees!
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