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The New York Yankees
(90-65) beat the Minnesota Twins
(65-91) 8-2, yesterday afternoon at Target Field
from Minneapolis, MN
W - CC Sabathia
(14-6), L - Brian Duensing
pitched a dominated game and showed why he is the ace of this ballclub. He pitched 8 innings, allowed 6 hits, gave up 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 10 batters.
had two double including a two-run double.
hit a two-run HR (2) in the 6th inning.
had a two-run triple.
The second half the season hasn't been pretty for CC Sabathia, but he pitched like an ace against the Twins.
CC Sabathia threw 89 strikes out of 119 pitches. That shows me that he is ready for postseason play.
New York remain 1.5 games up on Baltimore for first place of the AL East division since the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 12-2 last night.
- Their next game will be Thursday night, when they play the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre at 7:07 pm on YES.
- Pitching matchup will be RHP Ivan Nova (12-7, 4.94 ERA) vs RHP Brandon Morrow (8-7, 3.28 ERA).
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From Wallace Matthews:Last October, when the New York Yankees needed one more win to extend their season another round, they asked Ivan Nova to get it.
This October, they may not even invite him along for the ride.
Thursday night, facing yet another golden opportunity to create some separation between themselves and the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees turned to Nova.
The New York Yankees had an opportunity to extend their AL East lead to two games last night at the Rogers Centre, but instead they didn’t just lose they got shutout by the Blue Jays 6-0.
Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs. Blue Jays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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