NEW YORK (AP) — Leadoff hitter Luke Voit had a two-run treble successful New York’s four-run 3rd inning and the surging Yankees bushed the Minnesota Twins 7-5 Thursday nighttime for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.
Voit made his 3rd commencement retired of the leadoff spot this twelvemonth and was New York’s designated hitter present that the squad is comfy playing Giancarlo Stanton successful the outfield. He gave the Yankees a 3-0 pb with a treble down the left-field enactment disconnected John Gant (0-1) and past scored connected a sacrifice alert by Anthony Rizzo – his replacement astatine archetypal base.
“That what Luke’s susceptible of,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s a truly bully hitter and came up successful a large spot determination and delivered.”
Voit’s clutch deed came 2 nights aft helium drove successful the decisive runs successful a doubleheader expanse of Boston and said helium deserved to play arsenic overmuch arsenic Rizzo. After scoring New York’s 4th tally connected Rizzo’s sacrifice fly, Voit emphatically clapped his hands aft crossing the plate.
Voit’s deed came successful his sixth vocation commencement arsenic a leadoff hitter. He flied retired to the informing way to unfastened the crippled but went connected to proceed his caller surge. He is batting .412 (7 for 17) with 2 homers and 7 RBIs successful his past 5 games aft enduring 3 injured database stints earlier successful the year.
“I consciousness similar it’s different, I’m not your emblematic leadoff hitter,” Voit said. “If you permission a mistake up, I tin bash immoderate harm with it. It’s conscionable a antithetic feeling, a antithetic mindset due to the fact that I got to acceptable the code for the guys.
“It’s fun, I anticipation Boonie does it more. I conscionable bask it.”
Kyle Higashioka homered and started the four-run inning with an RBI double. Both hits scored Bronx autochthonal Andrew Velazquez, who had 2 hits and besides stole a basal – New York’s 30th since the All-Star break.
“Really bully accumulation from those guys astatine the bottommost to assistance america retired large clip tonight,” Boone said.
Stanton added a homer successful the eighth.
Jameson Taillon (8-4) took a shutout into the 5th earlier allowing 4 consecutive one-out hits. He allowed 3 runs and 5 hits successful 5 1/3 innings for his seventh consecutive win.
Jake Cave homered and Jorge Polanco deed a two-run treble disconnected Taillon. Polanco besides added a two-out RBI azygous disconnected Zack Britton successful the eighth and Miguel Sanó homered disconnected Chad Green successful the ninth.
“When you’re down 4-0 and past 6-0, that is simply a challenge,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “It’s a existent challenge, particularly coming successful present astatine Yankee Stadium playing a bully team, but we battled back.”
The Yankees are 19-5 since losing 3 of 4 successful Boston July 22-25. Coming disconnected a three-game expanse of the Red Sox, the Yankees remained 1 crippled up of Oakland for the AL’s archetypal wild-card spot.
“A batch of smiles,” Velazquez said.
After the Yankees went up 6-0, Minnesota scored 3 successful the sixth connected Cave’s homer and Polanco ground-rule treble that conscionable stayed fair. Taillon was lifted for Wandy Peralta and pounded his mitt connected the dugout bench.
Peralta got the last 2 outs of the sixth and pitched a cleanable seventh. Britton struck retired Josh Donaldson aft allowing Polanco’s deed and Green got his sixth prevention aft allowing Sanó’s 10th vocation homer successful 20 games against the Yankees.
Gant allowed 4 runs and 3 hits successful 3 1/3 innings.
Twins: OF Byron Buxton (fractured near hand) faced RHP Luke Farrell (strained close oblique) and saw astir 25 pitches successful unrecorded batting practice. Buxton volition commencement a rehab duty Friday successful Triple-A St. Paul. … Sanó and his woman had a babe miss Thursday greeting and helium is expected spell connected the paternity database this play earlier rejoining the squad adjacent week successful Boston. A 5th unit subordinate tested affirmative for COVID-19, Baldelli said. Earlier this week archetypal basal manager Tommy Watkins and hitting manager Edgar Varela tested positive. … LHP Lewis Thorpe (strained near shoulder) was placed connected the injured database and RHP Edgar García was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul. … RHP Kyle Barraclough and LHP Andrew Albers had their contracts purchased from St Paul. Albers became the 31st pitcher utilized and allowed 1 tally successful 4 innings. “That was enormously impressive,” Baldelli said.
Yankees: A 2nd sentiment connected RHP Luis Severino’s choky close enarthrosis did not amusement immoderate structural damage. Severino volition not propulsion the remainder of this week and could articulation the Yankees connected their upcoming West Coast travel to conscionable with doctors successful person. “Overall, it was beauteous bully quality from an MRI standpoint,” Boone said. … 3B Gio Urshela (strained near hamstring) could commencement a rehab duty by aboriginal adjacent week. … SS Gleyber Torres (sprained near thumb) is expected to commencement taking swings successful the adjacent time oregon two. … RHP Clay Holmes (COVID-19) volition propulsion a bullpen league Friday and could beryllium activated Saturday.
UP NEXT: Minnesota rookie LHP Charlie Barnes (0-2, 4.91 ERA) opposes New York LHP Nestor Cortes (1-1, 2.55) connected Friday.
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