Bombers take game 3 of series also 04 Jul 13

NEW YORK YANKEES (45-39) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (36-45)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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New York Yankees

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3

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  CC Sabathia (9-6, 4.06)

LOSING PITCHER: P.J. Walters (2-5, 5.95)

SAVE:  Mariano Rivera (28)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  83 degrees, wind from S at 5 mph                                  TIME OF GAME 2:49                            ATTENDANCE:  38,457

 

HOME RUNS:     Plouffe (8, 5th inning of Sabathia, none on, two outs, 0-0 pitch, 408 feet to center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

NEW YORK YANKEES

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CC Sabathia (W)

7.0

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9

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121/81

David Robertson

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17/11

Mariano Rivera (S)

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16/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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P.J. Walters (L)

5.0

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79/43

Caleb Thielbar

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21/15

Casey Fien

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14/9

Glen Perkins

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8/6

YANKEES NOTES:

·    The Yankees defeated the Twins to ensure the series win in this current four-game series at Target Field…the Yankees have now won three straight road games for the first time since winning five straight road contestsMay 8-12…New York has won six of their last seven games against the Twins overall and have won eight of their last 10 against the Twins at Target Field…the Yankees are now 13-3 against American League Central opponents this season…with the win tonight, New York evens their season series record to 13-13-3, including 7-7-1 on the road.

·    CC Sabathia allowed two runs on seven hits with three walks and nine strikeouts…he has walked three batters or more just three times this season…with the win, Sabathia earned his 200th career win…he is the 27th pitcher in MLB history, and eighth since the expansion era (1961), to win his 200th career game before turning 33-years-old…Sabathia is now 11-0 in his last 12 regular season and postseason combined starts against the Twins (since August 3, 2007)…he has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of those 12 starts.

·    Mariano Rivera earned his 28th save of the season and 636th career save tonight…it was his 35th career save against the Twins.

·    Robinson Cano (2-for-3) extended his current hit-streak to six games with a single in the first inning tonight…he doubled in two runs in his third plate appearance on the night…he has multi-hit games in each of his six games during the streak…in those six games he is hitting .583 (14-for-24) with four home runs and 10 RBI…he has multi-hit games in each of his last five games against the Twins, since September 25, 2012 at Target Field, hitting .632 (12-for-19) in those five…tonight marked his third straight multi-RBI game.

·    Ichiro Suzuki (1-for-4) hit his eighth double of the season in the sixth inning…lifetime against the Twins he is hitting .321 (141-for-439) with eight doubles, seven triples, four home runs, 26 RBI with 21 walks in 103 games.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins dropped the third game of this current four-game series against the Yankees to ensure the series loss…Minnesota is now 3-7 since the beginning of 2012 against the Yankees…the Twins have a 3-10 record all-time against NYY at Target Field, including going 1-6 in their last seven games…the Twins are 2-5 on their current homestand and have lost or split four straight series…in those four series, since June 21 at Cleveland, Minnesota is 3-9 overall…the Twins fall to 21-22 at home this season…the Twins out hit the Yankees tonight eight to four, with the loss Minnesota is now 24-2 when out-hitting their opponent.

·    P.J. Walters allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in 5.0 innings tonight…he allowed just one hit and two walks thru 5.0 innings before allowing three runs on three hits in the sixth inning…the 5.0 innings were the most by Walters in three starts, since tossing 5.1 innings on June 16 vs. Detroit…the three runs allowed were the fewest since allowing two runs on June 11 vs. Philadelphia, a span of three starts…the loss was his fifth straight loss in his last six starts and fourth loss in his last four starts.

·    Joe Mauer (1-for-5) drove in the go-ahead run in the third inning with a double to left-center scoring Dozier from first…it was his second straight game with an RBI, the first time with RBI in back-to-back games since May 10-11…the double was his first since June 23 at Cleveland, a span of eight games…the hit was just the second of this homestand.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-4) hit his eighth home run of the season with a solo shot in the fifth inning to put the Twins up 2-0…it was his 32nd home run since the start of the 2012 season, 23 of which have been solo shots…he has at least one hit in 23 of his last 25 games, hitting .304 (28-for-92) in those 25 games…he has also reached base safely in 38 of his last 40 games, since April 21.

·    Oswaldo Arcia (1-for-4) is hitting .373 (19-for-51) over his last 14 games, since June 19, with two home runs, 10 RBI and five walks…he has at least one hit in 12 of those 14.

·    Ryan Doumit (1-for-4) has a hit in four straight games and in eight of his last 12 games…over those 12 games he is hitting .306 (15-for-49) with three doubles and four RBI…is hitting .346 (18-for-52) in his last 11 starts as catcher.

·    Caleb Thielbar recorded his 16th straight scoreless appearance to begin his MLB career…he threw 2.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts tonight…he is one behind Joe Smith (17) on the scoreless appearances to begin an MLB career list (since 1921)…his 18.2 scoreless inning streak is the longest active streak in the American League and second longest in the majors behind John Axford (19.2).

·    Brian Dozier (1-for-3) stole his seventh base of the year tying him with Pedro Florimon for the team lead.

·    The Twins recorded their third sellout of the season with a paid attendance of 38,457.