Yankees pound Twins for 8th straight win

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Field Level Media
21 Aug 2021, 12:55 GMT+10

Nestor Cortes Jr. pitched a career-high 7 innings and Luke Voit drove successful 4 runs connected 4 hits arsenic the New York Yankees rolled to an 10-2 rout of the Minnesota Twins Friday nighttime astatine Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees extended their season-high winning streak to 8 games. New York besides won for the 20th clip successful 25 games since dropping 3 of 4 astatine Fenway Park to the Boston Red Sox July 22-25.

In his ninth vocation start, Cortes (2-1) allowed 2 runs and 4 hits. He tied a vocation precocious with 7 strikeouts, walked 2 and threw a career-high 104 pitches, aft throwing 98 Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.

Voit followed up getting a two-run treble retired of the leadoff spot connected Thursday by hitting a two-run azygous successful New York's four-run archetypal disconnected Minnesota rookie Charlie Barnes (0-3) and a ground-rule treble successful the fourth. He got his 4th deed erstwhile helium opened the seventh with his seventh homer.

It was Voit's 3rd vocation four-hit crippled and helium missed a 5th deed erstwhile helium flew retired to extremity the eighth.

Aaron Judge added a two-run homer successful the 2nd and DJ LeMahieu connected for a two-run changeable successful the eighth. Andrew Velazquez drew a bases-loaded locomotion and Brett Gardner deed an RBI azygous successful the archetypal arsenic the Yankees scored double-digit runs for the sixth clip this year.

The Yankees besides won a uncommon laugher. After 14 of their erstwhile 15 games were decided by 3 runs oregon less, New York won a crippled decided by 5 runs oregon much for the archetypal clip since a 10-3 triumph implicit the Baltimore Orioles connected Aug. 4.

Josh Donaldson deed a two-run homer for Minnesota, which played without slugger Miguel Sano, who was placed connected the paternity database pursuing the commencement of his girl connected Thursday.

Barnes allowed 7 runs and 8 hits successful 5 innings portion throwing a career-high 109 pitches.

The Yankees loaded the bases and took a 2-0 pb connected Voit's azygous to left. Following an infield azygous by Gary Sanchez disconnected Barnes' glove, Velazquez drew a bases-loaded locomotion and Gardner singled to marque it 4-0.

Judge made it 6-0 erstwhile helium lined a 2-1 sinker into the close tract seats for his 27th homer and Voit's treble hopped implicit the left-center tract obstruction successful the 4th for a 7-0 lead.

Donaldson ended Cortes' shutout bid with his 17th homer. Following a mound sojourn from pitching manager Matt Blake, Cortes rapidly finished the inning and breezed done the seventh.

--Field Level Media

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