Twins fall to the Yankees to end a four-game skid
Gary Sánchez and Miguel Andújar homered, DJ LeMahieu had two hits and an RBI, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid. Aaron Judge drove in two runs for New York, which had lost eight of its previous 10 and won despite going 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranding 11. Taylor Rogers (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth for Minnesota. The 95-degree temperature at first pitch was the second-hottest for a game at Target Field, only eclipsed by a 97-degree start on July 16, 2012.
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The Twins committed four errors in the game.
Michael Pineda started for Minnesota and had retired 11 batters in a row after a double by LeMahieu to start the game. But he gave up a walk and two hits with one out in the fifth and his night ended with the bases-loaded walk to Judge.
Twins: OF Byron Buxton (right hip strain) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul. Buxton was the designated hitter and will play in the outfield on Wednesday. Baldelli said Buxton could play at least three rehab games, with two in the outfield. ... RHP Kenta Maeda (adductor strain, general arm soreness) is scheduled for a rehab start at Triple-A on Wednesday and is expected to throw about 50 to 55 pitches. ... DH Nelson Cruz missed his second straight game with left knee stiffness. ... OF Rob Refsnyder was reinstated from the seven-day injured list before the game after recovering from a concussion. He left in the sixth with left hamstring tightness after an RBI double.