The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 8-5. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and wasn't very good. Adam Warren was great out of the pen. Alex Rodriguez led the offense with three homeruns and John Ryan Murphy hit the game winning homerun.
Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Warren won his sixth game of the season pitching 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Andrew Miller saved his 23rd game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Tommy Milone pitched six innings giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Brian Duensing pitched a pefect inning, Trevor May pitched an inning giving ujp a hit and he struck out one and Glen Perkins pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up five hits and four runs. Perkins blew his second save of the season and took his second loss of the season. Ryan O'Rourke retired the only batter that he faced.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Chris Young had a hit and drew a walk and Rodriguez had three hits and four RBI. Mark Teixeira had two hits, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Murphy had a hit and three RBI. Stephen Drew had a hit, Young and Teixeira each hit a double and Rodriguez hit three homeruns. Murphy hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Drew committed an error.
Brian Dozier had a hit and drew two walks, Aaron Hicks had two hits and two RBI and Miguel Sano had a hit and drew a walk. Torii Hunter had a hit and three RBI, Shane Robinson had a hit and Kurt Suzuki had a hit and drew a walk. Hicks and Hunter each hit a homerun and the Twins were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. May committed an error.
In the first Hicks hit a two run homerun to give the Twins a 2-0 lead. In the third Hunter hit a three run homerun and it was 5-0 Twins. Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the fourth to make it 5-1 and in the seventh he hit a two run homerun to make it 5-3 Twins. Headley hit a sac fly in the seventh to make it a 5-4 game. In the ninth Rodriguez hit his third homerun of the game a solo shot to tie the game at five. Murphy hit a three run homerun to make it 8-5 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play the rubber game on Sunday afternoon.