The New York Yankees lose a game to the Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins defeated the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon. The final score was 4-1 Minnesota and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Phil Hughe started and pitched pretty well but was the victim of the long ball. Shawn Kelley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Joba Chamberlain walked one in his one inning of work.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and Robinson Cano had a hit and an RBI. Vernon Wells had a hit, Lyle Overbay drew a walk and Zoilo Almonte had a hit and drew a walk. Hefner had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit and drew a walk. Suzuki and Travis Hafner each hit a double. The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
Samuel Deduno pitched seven innings giving up six hits and and a run with three walks and three strikeouts. Deduno earned his fifth win of the season, Casey Fien pitched an inning giving up a hit and Glen Perkins saved his 21st game of the season. Perkins pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Joe Mauer had two hits, Ryan Doumit had a hit and an RBI and Trevor Plouffe had a hit and an RBI. Chris Parmalee drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Pedro Florimon had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Mauer hit a double, Plouffe hit a homerun, Doumit and Florimon each hit a homerun. The Pirates were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.
Cano hit an RBI single in the first to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the second Plouffe hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the seventh Doumit hit a solo homerun to make it a 2-1 game in favor of the Twins. Florimon hit a two run homerun in the eighth to make it a 4-1 game. 4-1 would be the final score.
The Yankees record dropped to 51-43 and the Twins record would be 38-53. The Yankees had won the previous five meeting this year.