Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The New York Yankees take the series from the Minnesota Twins

The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins by the score of 8-2 on Wednesday night. The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched really well. The Yankees offense did a good job especially in their big third inning. Samuel Deduno started for the Twins but left with eye irratation and was replaced by Brian Duensing who struggled. The Twins offense was led by Alexi Casilla. 
Sabathia pitched eight innings giving up two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out ten and picked up his 14th victory of the season. Cody Eppley pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. Deduno pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and striking out two, Duensing lost his 11th game of the season and pitched an inning giving up five hits and six runs with two walks and a strikeout and Anthony Swarzak pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Kyle Waldrop pitched two innings giving up two hits and striking out two and Luis Perdomo pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.

Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, Derek Jeter drew a walk and Robinson Cano had two hits and two RBI. Nick Swisher had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Curtis Granderson had a hit and two RBI and Eric Chavez drew two walks. Raul Ibanez had two hits, Chris Stewart had a hit and drew a walk and Chris Dickerson had two hits and two RBI. Cano hit two doubles and Ibanez hit a double, Granderson hit a triple and Dickerson hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Granderson was picked off and Stewart had a passed ball.

Ryan Doumit had a hit, Matt Carson had a hit and an RBI and Jamey Carroll had a hit and drew a walk. Chris Hermann had a hit, Casilla had two hits and Pedro Florimon had a hit and an RBI. The Twins were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and they left six men on base.

Carson hit an RBI single in the second to give the Twins a 1-0 lead. In the third the Yankees scored six runs to take a 6-1 lead. Cano hit a two run double, Swisher hit an RBI single and Granderson hit a two run triple. A wild pitch scored the final run of the inning. Dickerson hit a two run homerun in the sixth to make it a 8-1 game. The Twins scored the final run of the game in the seventh on a Florimon RBI single.

The Yankees won two out of three in this series. The Yankees record improved to 90-65 and the Twins record fell to 65-91. The Yankees will begin their final road series of the regular season on Thursday night in Toronto. They will play four games there before returning home to play the final three games of the season against Boston. The Yankees have a 1 ½ game lead over Baltimore and two in the loss column as they battle for first in the AL East.

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