Mauer Grand Slam Lifts Twins Over Yankees
The Minnesota Twins (66-78) ended a nine game losing streak to the Yankees, topping New York 10-5 Tuesday night at Target Field.
The Yankees took the lead early, scoring a run in the top of the second inning, but the Twins would comeback with a three inning scoring flurry. Minnesota put three runs on the board in the third, one in the fourth, and six in the fifth inning -- four of which came on a Joe Mauer grand slam.
The Yankees would add four runs in the sixth inning, but the night belonged to the Twins.
Minnesota starter Tyler Duffey pitched two innings giving up one earned run on two hits and no walks, with a strikeout. Kohl Stewart, Trevor May, Taylor Rogers, and Trevor Hildenberger appeared in relief for the Twins.
Next: The Twins host the New York Yankees again tonight (9/12) at Target Field in Minneapolis at 7:10 PM CT (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: 1240 WJON.)