NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) – Dropped five runs in the third inning with a rookie on the mound, the New York Yankees saw their weather spinning out of control.
Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez revived them with the kind of win they hadn’t combined in over a year.
The Judge hit a tied three-run homer with two fights in the eighth inning and Sánchez was alone in the 10th to drive Gleyber Torres on the day the kid lost his job at the shortstop, lifting the Yankees. with the Minnesota Twins 6-5 Monday.
“It’s a roller coaster, but you enjoy the ride,” Judge said. “It’s not over yet.”
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DJ LeMahieu started the comeback with a sacrificial flight in the sixth that Max Kepler caught with a walk against the wall on the right field. Joey Gallo added his 33rd homer, his eighth with the Yankees, in the seventh off Tyler Duffey.
Duffey walked pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo leading in eighth and Brett Gardner carrying two spots. The twins ’manager Rocco Baldelli was fired over an issue with plate umpire Jeff Nelson’s call, and Colomé was relieved.
“It’s annoying when you go out and do your job and execute a pitch,” Duffey said, “and the umpire just flat-out misses it. There seems to be a lot going on in this stadium for some reason. I don’t know if they are afraid to punch people at Yankee Stadium. ”
Judge, who returned to the lineup a day after leaving the third inning against the Mets due to dizziness, sent a cutter to the opposite field that was right for his 33rd homer. This is his 12th tying or go ahead homer in the eighth or later since the start of 2017.
New York won for only the fourth time in 16 games following 13 straight game wins and closed out within half a game of AL wild-card leaders Toronto and Boston with 18 games remaining. The Yankees lost six straight home games for the first time in a decade.
Twice this season they lost after being led by five runs, but they haven’t overcome a five-run deficit to win since Aug. 30 last year against the Mets. And they went 0-35 following at least four runs, joining Miami and St. Louis. Louis as the only team with no win in that situation.
“It’s great to see the fight we have now,” Gallo said. “We could easily release that game.”
Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sanó hit two-run homers in the first, reaching 30 for the first time Polanco. Byron Buxton homed for a 5-0 lead to third place over Luis Gil, who did not allow another run in six innings.
Andrew Heaney, Albert Abreu, Aroldis Chapman and Clay Holmes (5-1) followed with two hits, shutout relief. Chapman retired Polanco on a flyout in front of the center-field warning track to strand two runners in the ninth.
Manager Aaron Boone said before the game that Torres would spend the rest of the season in seconds. Torres was the automatic runner in seconds under pandemic rules when Sánchez was strictly alone in one of the 10th off Ralph Garza Jr. (1-3). Torres recorded a stand as the Yankees flowed out of the dugout in their 10th walk-off win, their last since 2009.
Twins starter John Gant, his fastball speed dropped nearly 4 mph from the season average of 92 mph-plus. just take 12 pitches and two outs and leave with a strained lower abdomen. He will go on the injured list.
Minnesota arrived for makeup a shower on Aug. 22 at 1:30 am due to a mechanical problem with its charter. The Twins (63-81) lost for the fourth time in five games and for the first time since 2018 had no winning record. The two -time defense of the AL Central champions was mathematically removed from the division contention.
“I’m sure there are some emotional guys in the clubhouse right now,” Baldelli said.
New York hit its 30th consecutive home record at 41-31, second in a major league record 47 years from 1918-64.
The Yankees have gone 6-1 against Minnesota and 109-32 against the Twins since 2002. Minnesota has lost 21 of the last 23 in the Bronx.
The twins OF Brent Rooker were placed on the paternity list while his wife was delivering a girl. Blair Evelyn Rooker was born at 4:10 am CDT Monday, 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long. … RHP Kyle Barraclough is recalled from Triple-A St. Paul.
Yankees RHP Sal Romano refused an explicit assignment and chose independent agency. … RHP Clarke Schmidt was selected to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.
Yankee: RHP Jameson Tallion (ankle) threw on flat ground and could tilt a mountain.
Twins: RHP Joe Ryan (1-1, 2.25 ERA) starts a day night to open a doubleheader at home against Cleveland after retiring his first 19 batters and building seven Inning shutouts with the Indians last week. LHP Charlie Barnes will be remembered to start the second game.
Yankee: RHP Gerrit Cole (14-7, 2.78 ERA), pushed back due to left hamstring strain, starts a six-day break at Baltimore and LHP Alexander Wells (1-2, 7.15 ERA).
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