Game 96 / 54-42 / 1st / +5.5G : Down 5-0 by the third. CC struggling big time. Last night’s 10-1 beatdown still with you like a bad hangover. Recent momentum gone, and visions of a 2-7 road trip in your head … then the magic began. A trickle at first, a little more, then boom! — the Yankees came off the mat to turn a 5 run deficit into a stunning 8-5 victory.
Alex Rodriguez hits a solo homer in the 4th. Adam Warren bails Sabathia out of bases loaded jam in the 6th. A-Rod homers again in the 7th. A-Rod homers again in the 9th. John Ryan Murphy blasts 3-run homer in the 9th for the dagger.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 8, Twins 5
“Maybe our best win of the year” ‐ Joe Girardi
MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1961, Roger Maris hit four home runs, tying the American League record for a doubleheader (at least one in each game), as New York defeated the Chicago White Sox, 5-1, and 12-0. Mickey Mantle also homers off Frank Baumann in the first game. He ends the day with thirty-eight home runs to forty for Maris … In 1998 ironman Jesse Orosco pitched in his 1,000th career game while with the Baltimore Orioles. In his 24 year MLB career, Orosco had a cup of coffee with the Yankees during the 2003 season, appearing in 15 games before being released … (h/t: Today in Baseball History)
FOOTNOTES : The Yankees turn to Nathan Eovaldi tomorrow afternoon looking for another series win, their 5th straight …