Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New York Yankees lose to Minnesota Twins

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.  The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 4-2.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Garett Cooper led the offense with three hits and Clint Frazier had two hits. 

Mitchell pitched five innings giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out two.  Caleb Smith took his first loss of the season pitching three innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts. 

Adalberto Mejia started for the Twins and he pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run.  He walked none and struck out four.  Tyler Duffey pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts, Taylor Rogers won his fifth game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and two walks and Brandon Kintzler pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he saved his 26th game of the season. 

Frazier had two hits, Aaron Judge drew a walk and Matt Holliday had a hit.  Sarlin Castro drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Cooper had three hits and an RBI.  Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI, Cooper hit two doubles and Romine and Headley hit a double with Frazier also hitting two doubles.  The Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Mitchell committed an error and Judge had an outfield assist. 

Brian Dozier had two hits, Zack Granite had a hit and Joe Mauer had a hit and drew a walk.  Miguel Sano had a hit, Kennys Vargas drew a walk and Eduardo Escobar had a hit and an RBI.  Eddie Rosario had two hits and two RBI, Ehire Adrianza had a hit and drew a walk and Jason Castro had a hit.  Rosario hit two doubles and Castro hit a double.  The Twins were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the second Rosario hit an RBI double to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.  In the third Kepler reached on an error and a run scored to extend the lead to 2-0.  In the fifth Romine hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the seventh Cooper hit an RBI double to tie the game at two.  In the eighth Escobar hit an RBI single to give the Twins a 3-2 lead and Rosario hit an RBI double to push it to 4-2 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.  The series will conclude on Wednesday afternoon. 

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