Bullpen holds on for 6-5 win over Twins

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A game that started as a Yankees blowout turned into the tightest game possible, but the Yankees offense and bullpen were able to hold down the fort and give the Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Yankees scored three runs in the first inning on a Brian Roberts RBI double, a Mark Teixeira double and a Carlos Beltran SAC Fly. The Yankees added three more runs in the second inning on a Brendan Ryan SAC Fly and a Jacoby Ellsbury two-run RBI double before the Twins bullpen shutdown the Yankees offense.

Chase Whitley was aiming for a bounce back outing–but he failed. He went three innings giving up four runs on eight hits. David Huff entered the game and stopped the Twins offense, pitching three scoreless innings. Adam Warren pitched to two batters, Dellin Betances gave up a run in 1.1 innings and David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth, earning his 20th save of the season.

What’s Next?

David Phelps will take the mound for the Yankees where he’ll oppose Yohan Pino, a pitcher the Yankees have never faced. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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