Monday, July 27, 2015

The New York Yankees take rubber game from the Minnesota Twins behind Nathan Eovaldi

The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 7-2.  Nathan Eovaldi pitched into the ninth inning giving up two runs on eight hits and one walk and five strikeouts.  Eovaldi won his tenth game of the season.  Justin Wilson gave up two hits without recording an out and Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning. 

Kyle Gibson lost his eighth game of the season pitching 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and six runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Ryan O'Rourke pitched 1 2/3 innings givign up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts and J.R. Graham pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had two hits and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira drew a walk and Brian McCann drew two walks.  Carlos Beltran had a hit, Garrett Jones had a hit and an RBI and Chase Headley had two hits and three RBI.  Didi Gregorius had an RBI, Stephen Drew had a hit and two RBI and Gardner and Beltran each hit a double.  Headley and Drew each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Brian Dozier had two hits and drew a walk, Torii Hunter had an RBI and Joe Mauer had a hit.  Miguel Sano had a hit, Trevor Plouffe had a hit and an RBI and Eddie Rosario had two hits.  Eduardo Nunez had a hit, Aaron Hicks had two hits and Sano hit a double.  The Twins were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the third Hunter hit an RBI ground out to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Headley hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the sixth Jones hit an RBI single, Headley hit a two run single and Gregorius hit an RBI sac bunt.  The Yankees had a 5-1 lead and then Drew hit a two run homerun to make it 7-1 Yankees.  In the  ninth Plouffe hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-2 but that would be the final score.  The Yankees won two out of three in the series and will now head to Texas for four games beginning on Monday night.  The Yankees have won six straight series as they continue to roll along in first place in the AL East.   

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