The Yankees were able to keep up with the Twins for the first 10 innings but they literally threw the game away in the 11th inning on a Francisco Cervelli error to fall 2-1 against the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Have you ever heard of the saying ‘he giveth then taketh away?’ Well, that’s exactly what Cervelli did: he gave the Yankees their only run in the fifth inning but in the 11th inning, he threw away a ball while trying to get a double play, ending the game with the Yankees on the wrong side of the walk-off.
David Phelps pitched extremely well for the Yankees, going seven innings while giving up one run on three hits and striking out three. Shawn Kelley went two scoreless innings while Matt Thornton went 1.2 innings. Thornton was tagged with the loss.
– The Yankees are relying on Hiroki Kuroda to give the Yankees a series victory while Ricky Nolasco attempts to even the series for the Twins. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.