Twins Take Series From Yanks For First Time Since 2014.

Yankees 1 Twins 6 W-Berrios (9-3) L-Montgomery (6-5)

The Minnesota Twins have not had good success against the Yankees since the early-2000′s. Today, they had to do something they hadn’t done since 2008. That was win a series at home against the Yankees. The Twins also hadn’t beaten the Yanks in any series since 2014. Minnesota got to work right away in the second inning this afternoon. Chris Gimenez singled with one out and Ehire Adrianza doubled. Zack Granite drove in a pair with a single to center and the Twins went up 2-0. Brian Dozier drew a walk and Eduardo Escobar singled another run home. The next batter, Miguel Sano crushed a Jordan Montgomery curveball into the bullpens in left-center for a three-run shot. This capped off a six-run second for the Twins with Jose Berrios on the mound. Berrios struggled with command early then figured things out as the game went on. He threw six scoreless frames before the Yankees got to him in the seventh. Clint Frazier singled then Austin Romine was hit by a pitch. Berrios struck out pinch-hitter Todd Frazier, but Brett Gardner hit an RBI single to left. Tyler Duffey came on and got the final out of the seventh to end the threat. Taylor Rogers threw a clean eighth and Trevor Hildenberger hurled a scoreless ninth to end the game. It was the first series win for the Twins at home since 2008 at the Metrodome. 

-Final Thoughts- Jose Berrios could not throw strikes early, but found his command as the game went on. He came back with a nice game after his worst outing on Friday. Berrios went 6 2/3 innings and allowed a run on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Tyler Duffey struck out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the seventh, Taylor Rogers gave up a hit in the eighth, and Trevor Hildenberger fanned one in a clean ninth. Ehire Adrianza had two more hits to raise his average to .309. The club hit 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. The Twins go into the off day tomorrow on a high note. The Detroit Tigers come to town on Friday night. Anibal Sanchez will face Ervin Santana in the opener.

-Chris Kreibich-


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