The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-4 Yankees. CC Sabathia started and pitched ok, Andrew Miller was great out of the pen. Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam to propel the Yankees and Greg Bird, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran each had two hits.
Sabathia pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up four runs on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Nick Rumbelow won his first major league game by pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Justin Wilson pitched to two batters and retired them both and Andrew Miller pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out three and earned his 27th save of the season.
Mike Pelfrey pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. Ryan O'Rourke pitched an inning giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and a strikeout, J.R. Graham pitched an inning giving up five hits and four runs with a strikeout and A.J. Achter pitched to two batters retiring them both and had one strikeout.
Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk and Rodriguez had a hit and four RBI. Brian McCann drew a walk, Beltran had two hits and Bird had two hits and an RBI. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Headley had two hits and two RBI and Brendan Ryan drew a walk. Ellsbury, Beltran and Headley each hit a double and Rodriguez hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Ellsbury had a stolen base and Gardner had an outfield assist.
Joe Mauer drew a walk, Miguel Sano had a hit and two RBI and Trevor Plouffe drew a walk. Eduardo Escobar had three hits, Kurt Suzuki had two hits and an RBI and Shane Robinson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Suzuki and Escobar each hit a double and Sano hit a homerun. The Twins were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
In the fourth Bird hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Suzuki hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. In the seventh Sano hit a two run homerun and it was 3-1 Twins. Robinson hit an RBI single to push the Twins lead to 4-1. In the seventh Rodriguez hit a grand-slam to make it 5-4 Yankees. In the bottom of the eighth Headley hit a two run double to make it 7-4 Yankees and Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it 8-4 Yankees which was the final score. The Yankees will look for the three game sweep on Wednesday afternoon.