Saturday, June 25, 2016

New York Yankees win a close one with the Minnesota Twins

The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and pitched very well and the bullpen dominated once again as the big three were used for their third straight day.  Brett Gardner had three hits to lead the offense and Carlos Beltran had two . 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and earned his fifth win of the season and Aroldis Chapman earned his 15th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Ervin Santana pitched five innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts.  Taylor Rogers pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two and Ryan Pressly pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout and he lost his fourth game of the season. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk, Gardner had three hits and Beltran had two hits and an RBI.  Alex Rodriguez had a hit, Brian McCann had two hits and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had an RBI, Didi Gregorius had a hit and the Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. 

Joe Mauer had a hit, Brian Dozier had a hit and an RBI and Max Kepler drew a walk.  Kurt Suzuki had a hit, Dozier hit a homerun and the Twins left three men on base.  Escobar committed an error  and Grossman had an outfield assist. 

In the second Dozier hit a solo homerun giving the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Beltran hit an RBI single to tie the game at one and in the eighth Castro reached on a force attempt and got an RBI to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will go for the three game sweep on Sunday afternoon.  They will then remain at home to close out the home stand with the Texas Rangers for three. 

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