Thursday, June 10, 2021

New York Yankees defeat the Minnesota Twins as bats stay on fire


The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 9-6.  Gerrit Cole started for the Yankees and pitched well and the offense continued to roll.  Giancarlo Stanton led the offense with three hits and five RBI and Brett Gardner also had three hits. 

Cole pitched six innings giving up five hits and two runs.  He walked none and struck out nine.  He won his seventh game of the season.  Luis Cessa pitched two innings giving up two hits and no runs and he struck out one and Brooks Kriske pitched an inning giving up four hits and four runs. 

Randy Dobnak started for the Twins and he pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up 11 hits and eight runs with three walks.  Griffin Jax pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts and Alex Colome pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two batters. 

Aaron Judge had two hits and an RBI, Gleyber Torres drew two walks and Stanton had three hits and five RBI.  Gio Urshela had two hits and drew a walk, Roughned Odor had a hit and Miguel Andujar had two hits and two RBI.  Kyle Higashioka had two hits and Gardner had three hits and an RBI.  Stanton, Judge and Odor each hit a double and Gardner hit two doubles.  Judge and Andujar each hit a homerun and Stanton hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Wade committed an error.

Jorge Polanco had two hits and three RBI, Trevor Larnach had a hit and Nelson Cruz had a hit.  Alex Kirilloff had two hits, Miguel Sano had three hits and two RBI and Andrelton Simmons had a hit.  Gilberto Celestino had a hit, Kirilloff hit a triple and Polanco hit two homeruns.  Sano also hit a homerun and the Twins were 3-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Colome committed an error and Kirilloff had an outfield assist. 

In the first Judge hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Gardner hit an RBI double making it 2-0.  In the third Stanton hit a three-run homerun to push the lead to 5-0.  In the bottom of the third Polanco hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 5-1.  In the fifth Stanton hit a two-run homerun making it a 7-1 game.  Andujar hit a solo homerun and it was 8-1 Yankees.  In the bottom of the fifth Sano hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 8-2.  Andujar hit a sac fly in the seventh pushing the lead to 9-2.  In the ninth Sano hit an RBI single, a wild pitch then a Polanco two-run homerun cut the lead to 9-6 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will look for the three-game sweep on Thursday night. 

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