Twins Swept by Yanks After Letting Yet Another Game Slip Away
NEW YORK, NY -- The Minnesota Twins were swept in their series against the New York Yankees after dropping today's game 4-3.
It was the same story as the other two games of the series: the Twins took the lead in the middle innings, only to blow it shortly thereafter.
Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi -- who stifled the Twins over eight innings on July 26th -- again pitched eight mostly dominant innings.
The Twins took a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning, including a bases-loaded single by Joe Mauer that drove in two.
But Minnesota gave it right back in the bottom of the inning as Yankees rookie Greg Bird hit his second two-run home run of the day off Twins starter Ervin Santana.
Center fielder Aaron Hicks left the game early with a hamstring injury and will be placed on the disabled list. Byron Buxton will be recalled from AAA Rochester to replace him in the outfield.
The Twins will continue their east coast trip starting a four-game series against the Orioles tomorrow in Baltimore. Coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. on AM 1240 WJON.