Twins Post-Game Notes, September 25 vs. New York Yankees 26 Sep 12

NEW YORK YANKEES (89-65) at MINNESOTA TWINS (65-90)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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9

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New York Yankees

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2

0

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1

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1

4

9

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5

Minnesota Twins

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1

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4

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8

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5

WINNING PITCHER: Fien (2-1, 1.62)

LOSING PITCHER: Hughes (16-13, 4.10)

SAVE: Perkins (15)

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 64, winds from N-NW at 7 mph        TIME OF GAME: 2:58                     ATTENDANCE: 33,346

HOME RUNS: Swisher (24, off Vasquez, fourth inning, one on, nobody out, 2-2 pitch, 355 feet to right field)

Martin (19, off Fien, seventh inning, nobody on, nobody out, first pitch, 419 feet to left-center field)

Jones (14, off Perkins, ninth inning, nobody on, two outs, 2-2 pitch, 387 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

NEW YORK

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PITCHES/K

Phil Hughes (L)

6.2

6

4

4

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4

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99/69

Boone Logan

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1

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1

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20/11

Derek Lowe

1.0

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14/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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PITCHES/K

Esmerling Vasquez

6.0

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5

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102/63

Casey Fien (W)

1.0

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1

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15/9

Jared Burton

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23/13

Glen Perkins (S)

1.0

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18/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANKEES NOTES:

  • ·    Phil Hughes pitched 6.0-plus innings for the 18th time this season…he did not factor into the decision for the first time since July 16 vs. Toronto.
  • ·    Derek Jeter extended his season-high hitting streak to 19 games (since September 4) and is hitting .365 (31-for-85) during the streak…it is the longest active streak in the Majors…it ties the third longest of his career (May 5-25, 2007).
  • ·    Jeter has 165 career hits against the Twins, which is the sixth-most among actives…he is hitting .325 (165-for-507) lifetime against Minnesota.
  • ·    Ichiro Suzuki is hitting .326 (62-for-190) since joining the Yankees…he is hitting .500 (17-for-34) in his last eight games.
  • ·    Nick Swisher has homered in four of his last six games…19 of his 24 home runs have come against right-handers…seven of his last 15 home runs have given the Yankees the lead…each of his last six home runs have come with men on base.
  • ·    Robinson Cano recorded his eighth game with three-or-more hits, five of them have come on the road…fifth career three-hit game against the Twins, first since 2006.
  • ·    Russell Martin hit his 19th home run, matching his single season career-high, done in 2007 with the Dodgers…he has three home runs in his last five games at Target Field.
  • ·    The Yankees have homered in each of their last 11 games against the Twins, totaling 24 in that span…33 of their 62 runs scored against the Twins in that time have come via home run…they have scored all of 10 of their runs this series on homers.
  • ·    Andrew Jones hit his second pinch hit home run of the season and fifth of his career.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins snapped their four-game home losing streak, winning at Target Field for the first time since September 13.
  • ·    Tonight marked the Twins 34th come from behind win this season.
  • ·    Esmerling Vasquez recorded his first career quality start tonight (fifth career start)…his five strikeouts tied a career-high, previously done on June 4, 2010 vs. Colorado (with Arizona).
  • ·    Joe Mauer (3-for-4) is hitting .418 (28-for-67) in 18 games this month…Mauer’s batting average on the season is now .326, three points behind AL-leader Miguel Cabrera, who finished his night 0-for-3 and is now hitting .329.
  • ·    Mauer recorded his 22nd three-hit game of the season (AL-most)…the Twins are 19-3 when he gets three hits…the most three-hit games he has ever recorded in one season was 23, in 2009.
  • ·    Mauer threw out two runners attempting to steal, marking the first time since July 28, 2011 at Texas…Mauer entered tonight having thrown out three runners all season (59 attempts).
  • ·    Chris Parmelee recorded one RBI tonight, giving him 14 this month in 16 games played (51 at-bats).
  • ·    33 of Jared Burton’s last 36 appearances have been scoreless (since June 12), posting a 0.76 ERA (35.2 IP, 3 ER) in that span.
  • ·    Glen Perkins has converted his 11th consecutive save…he is now 15-for-18 in save opportunities this season.

•   Jamey Carroll (1-for-3) is hitting .375 (21-for-56) in 15 games this month…he entered today third in the AL in September batting average.

•   Denard Span (1-for-4) has hit safely in 21 of his last 24 home games, batting .376 (35-for-93) with a .431 on-base percentage in that time.