Yankees hold on for 9-7 win over Twins

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This series against the Twins has not been easy, that’s for certain. After scoring nine runs in the first four innings, the Minnesota Twins came back with seven unanswered runs. Luckily, David Robertson was able to shut the door on the Twins rally, resulting in the Yankees defeating the Twins 9-7 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Mark Teixeira and a Brian McCann double. They scored again in the second on a Derek Jeter single and a Jacoby Ellsbury three-run home run. Derek Jeter added another RBI in the fourth inning followed by a ground out by Jacoby Ellsbury. The ninth run scored on a balk while Brian McCann was at the plate.

Hiroki Kuroda didn’t have a bad start, but he only went 5.2 innings while giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out three. Adam Warren gave up a run in 1.1 innings, Jim Miller gave up a run in one inning and David Robertson gave up a run in the ninth. However, Robertson was able to shut down a rally against the Twins, earning his 21st save of the season.

What’s Next?

Shane Greene will make the spot start in the place of Vidal Nuno against the Cleveland Indians. He’ll be opposed by Justin Masterson, who gets the start for Cleveland. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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