The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The final score was 10-4 and the game was played at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Andy Pettitte started and was ok, he started bad but then recovered as the game progressed. Robinson Cano led the offense with two homeruns.
Pettitte pitched 5+ innings giving up six hits and four runs. He walked four and struck out two. He became the all-time Yankees strikeout leader with his two strikeouts. Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Joba Chamberlain walked a batter and picked up his first win and David Robertson gave up a hit and struck out the sides. Mariano Rivera gave up a hit and struck out one in one inning.
Brett Gardner had two hits, Jayson Nix had a hit and Cano had three hits, three RBI and drew a walk. Vernon Wells had two hits, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Travis Hafner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Zoilo Almonte had three hits and two RBI, Lyle Overbay had a hit and drew a walk and Chris Stewart had two RBI and drew a walk. Gardner and Nix each hit a double and Cano hit two homeruns. The Yankees were 4-16 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Almonte had a stolen base and Pettitte committed an error.
Scott Diamond pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked one and struck out five, Casey Fien faced one batter and retired him, Jared Burton took his sixth loss of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up three hits and three runs. Brian Duensing pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked two and struck out one and Josh Roenicke pitched 1/3 of an inning walking one.
Clete Thomas drew a walk, Brian Dozier had two hits and drew a walk and Ryan Doumit had two hits and two RBI. Justin Mourneau drew a walk, Trevor Plouffe drew a walk and Oswaldo Arcia had a hit and an RBI. Chris Parmelee had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Jamey Carroll had a hit and Dozier and Parmalee hit a double. Parmalee hit a homerun and the Twins were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Carroll and Burton each committed an error and Doumit had a passed ball.
Cano hit a solo homerun in the first inning and then the Twins took a 3-1 lead. Doumit hit a two run single and Arcia hit an RBI single. Cano hit a two run homerun in the third to tie the game at three. In the sixth Parmelee hit a solo homerun giving the Twins a 4-3 lead. A throwing error allowed the Yankees to tie the score at four in the eighth, Almonte hit an RBI single and Stewart had an RBI groundout to make it a 6-4 game. In the ninth Hafner hit an RBI single, Almonte hit an RBI single, Stewart had an RBI walk and a passed ball scored another run to make it 10-4 and that was the final score.
The Yankees record improved to 43-39 and the Twins record dropped to 36-43. The two teams will play game two of their four game series on Tuesday night.