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Yankees 5: Twins 1: The bullpen blows the game (simulated)


New York Yankees v Washington Nationals Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Today’s lineups:

MIN: Max Kepler RF, Jorge Polanco SS, Josh Donaldson 3B, Miguel Sano 1B, Eddie Rosario LF, Mitch Garver C, Ehire Adrianza 2B, Nelson Cruz DH, Byron Buxton CF, Jake Odorizzi P

NYY: Mike Tauchman CF, DJ LeMahieu 2B, Gleybar Torres SS, Giancarlo Stanton LF, Aaron Judge RF, Mike Ford 1B, Luke Voit DH, Miguel Andujar 3B, Gary Sanchez C, Gerrit Cole P

No one scored until the sixth inning tonight, and the Twins almost hung on for a 1-0 victory. Unfortunately the Yankees rallied in the eighth and ninth innings to put the game away.

The Twins one run, which came in the bottom of the sixth, could have been more. Max Kepler led off the inning by reaching safely on an E3 ground ball, on the tenth pitch of the at bat. Jorge Polanco singled to put runners on the corners, and Josh Donaldson’s walk loaded the bases with no outs.

The Miguel Sano grounded into a 5-2 fielder’s choice. Eddie Rosario drove home the runner, but used an out to do so, sacrifice flying into right field. Mitch Garver’s strikeout ended the inning with only one run on the board.

That lead was good for a bit, but Jake Odorizzi came back out for the eighth inning, and probably regretted it. He struck out the first man, but two singles, a wild pitch, and another single left runners on the corner, one out, and the game tied. The Twins turned to Tyler Duffey in relief.

Duffey struck out his first batter, but a single and an E2 on Garver meant the Yankees scored three total runs in the inning. In the ninth, Duffey got one out and walked a man, then gave way to Trevor May. May got a strikeout, then a HBP, a single, and a double scored two more runners before the inning ended.


  • The Twins batters combined left 21 men on base.
  • Poor Jake Odorizzi keeps drawing games without run support.


Jake Odorizzi: 7.1 IP, 2 ER (3 runs,) 6 K, BB, 5 hits.


Max Kepler: 0-5, 4 LOB
Miguel Sano: 0-4. 5 LOB, 3 K
Eddie Rosario: 0-3, 4 LOB

Tomorrow: More Yankees. First pitch 7:10pm

CLE 42-34 —
MIN 41-35 1/2
CHW 40-35 1
DET 35-39 6
KCR 26-50 16