The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-7 in ten innings. Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees but in the second inning was hit in the face by a line drive and had to leave the game, the Yankees used their entire bullpen to get through the game. Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann each had three hits to lead the offense.
Mitchell pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with two strikeouts. Caleb Cotham pitched two innings giving up six hits and four runs with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts and Justin Wilson pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with three strikeouts. Adam Warren pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk, Dellin Betances pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out three and Andrew Miller earned his first win of the season pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Kyle Gibson pitched five innings giving up four hits and six runs with three walks and two strikeouts. Brian Duensing pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Ryan O'Rourke gave up two hits without recording an out and Casey Fien pitched two innings giving up a walk and he struck out two. Kevin Jepsen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Glen Perkins took his fourth loss of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up two hits and a run with a walk.
Ellsbury had three hits, Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez drew a walk. Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Greg Bird had a hit and drew a walk and McCann had three hits and five RBI. Carlos Beltran had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Bird and McCann each hit a double. McCann and Beltran each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Rodriguez had a stolen base and Gregorius committed an error.
Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI, Brian Dozier had three hits and Joe Mauer had a hit. Miguel Sano had three hits and two RBI, Trevor Plouffe had three hits and two RBI and Torii Hunter had a hit. Eddie Rosario had two hits and an RBI. Kurt Suzuki had a hit and drew a walk, Eduardo Nunez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Sano, Hicks and Plouffe each hit a homerun. The Twins were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Dozier and Nunez each had a stolen base and Dozier, Hunter and Nunez were each caught stealing. Plouffe committed an error and Rosario had an outfield assist.
The Yankees scored three in the first on a McCann three run homerun. Nunez hit an RBI single in the second to make it a 3-1 game. In the third Sano hit a two run homerun to tie the game at three. Rosario hit an RBI single and it was 4-3 Twins. In the third McCann hit a two run single to make it 5-4 Yankees. In the fourth Hicks hit a solo homerun to tie the game at five. In the fifth Plouffe hit a solo homerun to make it 6-5 Twins and in the sixth he hit an RBI single to make it 7-5. Beltran hit a two run homerun in the sixth to tie the game at seven. In the tenth Headley hit an RBI groundout for the 8-7 walk-off win for the Yankees. The Yankees have now won three of their last four games. They will play game two of three on Tuesday night.