Do you want the good or the bad? We’ll start with the good. The good being the Yankees scored less runs than the last couple games. The bad being they still scored more runs than the Twins, which according to the MLB rule book means the Yankees won the game.
The Twins didn’t start off too bad. They got an early lead from a two-run homer by Miguel Sano (5) in the first inning.
Twins starter Lance Lynn gave up a run in the first, and looked good in the second, but got beat up in the third giving up four runs including a home runs to Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin.
Everything from there is kinda foggy. Like a literal fog that rolled in somewhere mid-game, making it kind of an odd viewing experience.
The Twins loaded the bases in the fourth inning with no outs, plating one run on a Robbie Grossman ground out. The other runners got lost in the fog I think, because they didn’t score.
The Yankees answered back with another run in the fourth. And with the bases loaded and Giancarlo Stanton up, Lynn’s day was done, being replaced by Trevor Hildenberger. Hildy got Stanton to fly out to center, keeping the game within reach.
The fog was now worse, and obviously it was rooting for the Yankees, as the Twins loaded the bases again in the fifth, but none of the runners were ever seen or heard from again.
In the seventh, a Joe Mauer double and a Max Kepler RBI single made it a 6-4 game.
The Yankees added an insurance run on in the eight, padding the lead for Aroldis Chapman who pitched a scoreless ninth and giving the Yankees a 7-4 win and their fifth straight victory.
Max Kepler (3-5) , Joe Mauer (2-4, 2B) , Miguel Sano (2-3, HR, 2 BB) , Eduardo Escobar (2-4)
Castro, Grossman, Rosario, Dozier, Morrison ( 1 hit, 2 BB combined)
~ The Twins fall to 8-11, 3.5 games behind the Indians, and are 3-7 over the last 10 games.
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