Twins get swept by Yankees 05 Jul 13

NEW YORK YANKEES (46-39) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (36-46)

THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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9

R

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New York Yankees

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4

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9

13

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4

Minnesota Twins

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11

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7

WINNING PITCHER:  David Phelps (6-5, 5.01)

LOSING PITCHER: Kyle Gibson (1-1, 7.94)

SAVE:  none

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  83 degrees, wind from S at 10 mph                                TIME OF GAME 3:29                            ATTENDANCE:  38,260

 

HOME RUNS:     Morneau (5, 4th inning off Phelps, none on, one out, 0-0 pitch, 376 feet to center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

NEW YORK YANKEES

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PITCHES/K

David Phelps (W)

6.1

8

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111/72

Joba Chamberlain

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1

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6/3

Boone Logan

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25/16

Shawn Kelley

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14/9

David Robertson

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17/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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PITCHES/K

Kyle Gibson (L)

5.1

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79/52

Brian Duensing

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28/19

Roenicke

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14/11

Jared Burton

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12/7

YANKEES NOTES:

·    The Yankees defeated the Twins today to complete their sixth sweep of the season and second of at least four games (swept a four-game series vs. Toronto from April 25-28)…the Yankees have now won four straight road games for the first time since winning five straight road contests May 8-12…New York has won seven of their last eight games against the Twins overall and have won nine of their last 11 against the Twins at Target Field…the Yankees are now 14-3 against American League Central opponents this season.

·    David Phelps allowed four runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings pitched…his 6.1 innings pitched is his longest outing since May 24 at Tampa Bay (7.2 IP) spanning six starts…Brian Dozier hit into a double-play off Phelps in the third inning…has induced seven double-play ground balls in his last 12 starts this season…is 2-4, 3.25 ERA (36.0 IP, 13 ER) in 11 career appearances (four starts) vs. AL Central opponents.

·    Robinson Cano (0-for-4) snapped his personal six-game hit-streak…despite going hitless today, he hit .467 (7-for-15) with three home runs, two doubles and nine RBI during the four-game series.

·    Ichiro Suzuki (3-for-5) hit his ninth double of the season in the first inning and third triple of the season in the sixth inning…his three-hit game ties a season high… lifetime against the Twins he is hitting .324 (144-for-444) with nine doubles, eight triples, four home runs, 28 RBI with 21 walks in 104 games.

·    Zoilo Almonte (2-for-5) went 6-for-18 with a double and three RBI batting .333 during the four game series against the Twins…has reached base safely in six of his last seven games hitting .310 (9-for-29) with four RBI.

·    Vernon Wells (2-for-4) had three RBI today…third time this season with three RBI and last since June 22 vs. Tampa Bay…had multi-hit games in the last two games played (did not play July 2-3).

·    Travis Hafner (3-for-4) had his second three-hit game of the season with one single and two doubles…his first three-hit game this season was April 30 vs. Houston…it is also his second time this season with two doubles, first coming April 16 vs. Arizona…has seven doubles on the season.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins were swept for the sixth time this season losing four straight to the Yankees…it is the first time the Yankees have swept the Twins in a four game series since May 15-18, 2009 at Yankee Stadium and the first time in Minnesota since April 18-21, 2003…the last four game sweep the Twins suffered was August 22-25, 2011 vs. Baltimore…Minnesota is now 3-8 since the beginning of 2012 against New York…the Twins have a 3-11 record all-time against NYY at Target Field, including going 1-7 in their last eight games…the Twins are 2-6 on their current homestand and have lost or split four straight series…the Twins fall to 21-23 at home this season…Minnesota has lost five straight and are a season-high 10 games under .500.

·    Kyle Gibson suffered the loss in his second career start, allowed eight runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out two in 5.1 innings pitched…his 11 hits allowed are tied for most this season between Triple-A and Minnesota (other May 3 at Columbus with Triple-A Rochester)…his 11 hits are also second-most given up by a Twins pitcher this season behind Scott Diamond on April 26 vs. Texas (12).

·    Joe Mauer (1-for-4) has a hit in three straight games after being held hitless in five straight (June 27-July 1)…is hitting .353 (18-for-51) with six doubles in his last 13 games against the Yankees (since August 20, 2011).

·    Brian Dozier (1-for-5) assisted in two double-plays today for his 59th and 60th of the season…he entered today with the third most in all of baseball behind Jose Altuve (63) and Dustin Pedroia (62)…the Twins have now turned 95 double-plays this season…he extended his hit streak to four games with a RBI-single in the seventh inning, during that span he is hitting .294 (5-for-17) with two doubles, three walks and three RBI.

·    Justin Morneau (2-for-3) snapped a personal 0-for-13 hitless streak with his fifth home run of the season off David Phelps in the fourth inning…hit his second home run of the game in the eighth inning off Boone Logan…it is his 19th career multi-home run game, last coming September 9, 2012 vs. Cleveland…it was his second and third home run in the last five games after going homerless in eight straight…has 210 career home runs and is currently 5th on the Twins all-time list…he needs one to tie Allison (211).

·    Aaron Hicks (2-for-4) stole his sixth base of the season…coming into today, Hicks was ranked tied for second among American League rookies with five…he is hitting .286 (4-for-11) with a double and walk since returning from the disabled list July 2 (3 games).

·    The Twins recorded their fourth sellout and first back-to-back of the season today with a paid attendance of 38,260.