Round 2 goes to Yanks 03 Jul 13

NEW YORK YANKEES (44-39) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (36-44)

TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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9

R

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New York Yankees

0

0

0

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3

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4

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7

10

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4

Minnesota Twins

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1

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0

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2

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9

1

9

WINNING PITCHER:  Hughes (4-7, 4.55)

LOSING PITCHER:  Deduno (4-3, 3.47)

SAVE:  Rivera (27)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  82 degrees, wind from NNE at 8 mph                            TIME OF GAME: 3:12                            ATTENDANCE:  29,029

 

HOME RUNS:     Cano (20, 7th inning off Swarzak, two on, two outs, 0-1 pitch, 405 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

NEW YORK YANKEES

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BB

SO

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PITCHES/K

Phil Hughes (W)

7.0

6

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1

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3

0

0

114/70

Preston Claiborne

1.2

3

2

2

0

1

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42/25

Adam Warren

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0

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1

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0

5/1

Mariano Rivera (S)

0.1

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2/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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PITCHES/K

Samuel Deduno (L)

6.0

5

3

3

1

1

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0

102/66

Anthony Swarzak

1.0

4

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4

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1

1

0

22/15

Ryan Pressly

1.0

1

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0

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1

0

0

14/9

Caleb Thielbar

1.0

0

0

0

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1

0

0

9/6

YANKEES NOTES:

·    The Yankees defeated the Twins for their second win in their last seven games…the Yankees won just their third road game in their last 11 contests, since June 11 at Oakland…New York has won five of their last six games against the Twins overall and have won seven of their last nine against the Twins at Target Field…the Yankees scored seven runs tonight after scoring 10 runs in last night’s game, the most combined runs in back-to-back games since scoring 19 runs April 9 (at Cleveland) and 12 (vs. Baltimore).

·    Phil Hughes allowed just one run on six hits and two walks while striking out three in 7.0 innings…the win snaps his three-game losing streak dating back to June 12 at Oakland…Hughes is now 19-10, 3.55 ERA (195.1 IP, 77 ER) in 41 appearances, 32 starts, against the American League Central in his career…the .655 win percentage and 3.55 ERA are the best marks against any division in his career (min. 20 starts)…tonight was the ninth time this season to allow two-runs-or-less.

·    Mariano Rivera earned his 27th save of the season and 635th career save tonight…it was his 34th career save against the Twins…it was his 26th save of 0.1 inning.

·    Robinson Cano (2-for-4) hit his 20th home run of the season with a three-run shot in the seventh inning off Swarzak…it was the first time to homer in three straight games since August 17-19, 2010 (all vs. Detroit) when he had three total home runs in three days…it marks the first time in his career to have four home runs in a three-game span…he has five straight multi-hit games, hitting .571 (12-for-21) with four home runs and eight RBI in five games…he is the first Yankee to hit four home runs in three games since Andruw Jones hit four in two games July 7-8, 2012…tonight marked his seventh three-plus RBI game of the season and his second straight three-RBI game…the six RBI in two games are the most since he had seven RBI in two games April 8-9 at Cleveland.

·    Alberto Gonzalez (2-for-4) drove in two runs with a double in the fifth inning tonight to put the Yankees up 2-1…it was his first hit in his last four games, snapping a personal 0-for-last-14…his three RBI on the night exceed his season total coming into tonight (2 RBI)…the three RBI also tie his career-high, done four other times with the last coming July 30, 2011 vs. Colorado as a member of the Padres…the two hits tonight tied his season-high, also two hits on May 13 at Cleveland.

·    David Adams (2-for-4) tied his career-high with two hits tonight, also four other times with the last coming on June 1 vs. Boston…the two runs scored tonight also tied his career-high, done two other times with the last coming May 24 at Tampa Bay.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins dropped the second game of this current four-game series against the Yankees…Minnesota is now 3-6 since the beginning of 2012 against the Yankees…the Twins have a 3-9 record all-time against NYY at Target Field, including going 1-5 in their last six games…the Twins are 2-4 on their current homestand.

·    Samuel Deduno allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one in 6.0 innings tonight…it was his fourth straight outing of at least 6.0 innings and his fifth quality start in his eight starts this season…he has allowed more than three runs in just two of his eight starts this season…he struckout just one batter tonight for the first time since striking out one on September 22, 2012 at Detroit, a span of eight starts…Deduno now has a 2.92 ERA since the beginning of June…in four starts at Target Field this season he is 3-1, 2.33 ERA (27.0 IP, 7 ER).

·    Caleb Thielbar recorded his 15th straight scoreless appearance to begin his MLB career…he passes Clay Zavada (14) for sole possession of seventh on the scoreless appearances to begin an MLB career list (since 1921).

·    Joe Mauer (1-for-4) snapped a personal 0-for-last-18 with a third inning RBI single to score Hicks for the Twins first run of the game.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-3) collected a hit the night after snapping his season-high 12-game hit-streak…he has at least one hit in 22 of his last 24 games, hitting .307 (27-for-88) in those 24 games…he has also reached base safely in 37 of his last 39 games, since April 21.

·    Oswaldo Arcia (2-for-3) is hitting .367 (18-for-49) over his last 14 games with two home runs, 10 RBI and five walks…he has at least one hit in 11 of those 13…Arcia doubled in the fourth inning tonight, his first extra-base hit since a double on June 23 at Cleveland…tonight was his fifth multi-hit game in his last nine games.

·    Ryan Doumit (2-for-4) collected multiple hits on the night for the 16th time this season and the sixth time in his last 11 games…over those 11 games he is hitting .318 (14-for-44) with three doubles and four RBI.

·    Aaron Hicks (2-for-4) doubled in his first at-bat in his return from the disabled list tonight…three of his last nine hits are for extra-bases…he has at least one hit in six of his last seven games, hitting .360 (9-for-25) in those seven…tonight marked his fifth career multi-hit game and the first since May 28 at Milwaukee.