Minnesota 5, NY Yankees 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 33346

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 9 1
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 5 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 89-65 48-30 41-35 L1
Minnesota 65-90 30-47 35-43 W1

Recap

Twins 5, Yankees 4: Denard Span doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs during a four-run seventh inning as host Minnesota battled back to topple New York.

Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Chris Parmelee doubled in a run for the Twins, who are embracing the spoiler role with wins in three of their last four games against the Detroit Tigers and the Yankees.

Nick Swisher, Russell Martin and Andruw Jones each homered for New York, which maintained its 1 1/2-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Orioles lost at home to Toronto on Tuesday.

Phil Hughes (16-13) cruised through the first six innings but loaded the bases with one out in the seventh before being replaced by left-hander Boone Logan. The veteran reliever uncorked a wild pitch to narrow the gap to one run before Span reached down for a 3-2 slider and lined it into the gap in right-center to plate a pair. Mauer made it a 5-3 lead with an RBI single later in the frame.

Casey Fien (2-1) ended up with the win in relief and Jared Burton pitched a perfect eighth. Glen Perkins served up a solo homer to Jones but managed to get the final three outs for his 15th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Yankees SS Derek Jeter went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. … New York activated LF Brett Gardner (elbow) from the disabled list. He will likely only serve as a defensive replacement and pinch runner. … Mauer went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .326. He is one of a handful of players chasing Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (.329) for the batting title, including Jeter (.321).

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Minnesota
Phil Hughes Player Esmerling Vasquez
Loss W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 7
4.05 ERA 3.00
Hitting
NY Yankees   Minnesota
Robinson Cano Player Joe Mauer
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 3 18 .265 10 8 4 2 0 1
Minnesota 8 0 10 .250 14 4 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Twins have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .418 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Yankees have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .594 after a loss.