Yankees defeat Twins, win season-best ninth straight

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Field Level Media
22 Aug 2021, 06:40 GMT+10

Giancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit delivered two-run doubles successful a five-run 5th inning arsenic the red-hot New York Yankees pushed their season-high winning streak to 9 games with a 7-1 triumph implicit the visiting Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon.

The Yankees are 21-5 since dropping 3 of 4 successful Fenway Park to the Boston Red Sox July 22-25.

Gerrit Cole (12-6) made his 2nd commencement since returning from missing implicit 2 weeks with COVID-19 and allowed 5 hits successful his 5th scoreless commencement of the season. He struck retired six and walked 1 portion throwing 97 pitches implicit six innings.

Tyler Wade accounted for New York's archetypal 2 runs by hitting an RBI azygous successful the 2nd disconnected Kenta Maeda (6-5) and scoring connected a chaotic transportation with the bases loaded successful the fifth.

The Yankees loaded the bases again aft Maeda walked Aaron Judge. Maeda exited with an wounded aft throwing a 1-0 transportation to Stanton, who made it 4-0 erstwhile helium lined a two-run treble to near tract disconnected reliever Edgar Garcia.

After Judge was thrown retired trying to people connected a grounder by Rougned Odor, Voit pushed the pb to 6-0 with a treble to near field.

Maeda -- who the Twins said exited with close forearm tightness -- allowed 5 runs connected 4 hits successful 4 1/3 innings.

Andrew Velazquez added his archetypal vocation homer successful the eighth.

New York produced its 3rd inning with astatine slightest 4 runs of the bid and it occurred soon aft Cole delivered his astir awesome sequence.

He loaded the bases by allowing singles to Willians Astudillo and Andrelton Simmons earlier walking Max Kepler. Following a sojourn from pitching manager Matt Blake, Cole escaped the inning with strikeouts of Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson.

Jorge Polanco homered for Minnesota's lone tally of the game.

The Yankees astir took a 9-0 pb successful the seventh erstwhile Odor appeared to homer implicit the right-center tract fence. Odor's homer did not number due to the fact that helium called timeout.

--Field Level Media

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