Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 Yankees batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while the Minnesota Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1 Sunday.
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Lineup: Twins (23-51) at Yankees (37-36)
- 1. Eduardo Nunez, 3B (R)
- 2. Robbie Grossman, LF (S)
- 3. Joe Mauer, DH (L)
- 4. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
- 5. Trevor Plouffe, 1B (R)
- 6. Max Kepler, RF (L)
- 7. Eduardo Escobar, SS (S)
- 8. Juan Centeno, C (L)
- 9. Danny Santana, CF (S)
- SP: Tyler Duffey, RHP Daily notes
Deep to the warning track ... with fries
A fan dropped a bucket of fries on the field, and Yankees LF Brett Gardner ran down the slices of spuds.
The Yankees were forced to use their set of dominant relievers for a second straight day against the Twins, but the trio delivered once again.
Starlin Castro drove home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with a sharp one-hopper scored an error on shortstop Eduardo Escobar, and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sat
Santana silencing Yanks bats
Ervin Santana was 1-5 with a 6.62 ERA in his previous six starts, but he's shut out New York through four innings at Yankee Stadium. Follow live
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took
Twin Cities have suffered like few others
Major pro sports teams based in Minneapolis or St. Paul haven't won a title since 1991, and heartbreaks have happened along the way. According to Bill Barnwell, only two cities are mired in more miserable active streaks. Sports Misery Index
More damage than thought for Perkins
Glen Perkins underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday and needed to have his labrum reattached to the bone, meaning his recovery process will take longer than expected. Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Rays, in need of outfield help, worked out a trade for outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, agreeing to send the Twins a player to be named later or $45,000.
The Twins' Byung Ho Park is hitting just .200 and could land in Triple-A when Miguel Sano comes off the disabled list.
Struggling Freddy Galvis homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies end a nine-game losing streak, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Thursday.
Max Kepler made up for a costly error with a tying single in the fifth inning and the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh as the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday.
The Sano outfield experiment is over
So putting Miguel Sano in the outfield may not have been the best idea. But now Twins GM Terry Ryan knows and has said it's "no question" Sano's place is at third base. But let's be real, Sano's defensive ability isn't why Minnesota keeps him around. He's there to hit. Twins Daily
Shades of Joe Mauer for Kurt Suzuki
Suzuki went 4-for-5 with six RBIs in the Twins' 14-10 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday. He's only the second catcher in Twins history to produce at least four hits and six RBIs in a game, joining Mauer, who had five hits and seven RBIs on July 26, 2010, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Kurt Suzuki went 4-for-5 with a career-high six RBI, including a two-run homer, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 14-10 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Twins sign first-rounder Kirilloff
Minnesota has agreed to terms on a deal with 2016 No. 15 overall draft pick Alex Kirilloff, a high school outfielder out of Pittsburgh. MLB.com
Twins fall to No. 30 in ranks
Minnesota ranks last in this week's rankings. The Twins have only one win in their last six games. Can they turn things around in their three-game home series against the Phillies before a road series against the Yankees this week? Power Rankings
The Giants are looking for bullpen help and have scouted a pair of Twins relievers, including Kevin Jepsen.
Santana gets back on track vs. Yanks
Ervin Santana gave up just two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings to earn the victory over the Yankees on Sunday. Santana was coming off perhaps the worst five-start stretch of his major league career (0-5 with a 7.71 ERA) and had a personal eight-game losing streak against New York entering the outing, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Ervin Santana pitched into the eighth inning to earn his first victory since May 14 and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-4 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.
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