Hughes Haunts Yanks, Streak Ends at 5

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The Minnesota Twins hammered New York pitching to the tune of a 10-1 victory at Target Field on July 24, 2015

Game 95 / 53-42 / 1st / +5.5G : The Yankees left their bats in The Bronx, and Michael Pineda left command of his pitches home as well, in a lifeless 10-1 slobber-knockering at the hands of the Minnesota Twins in the first game of New York’s 9-game, 3-city road trip. Pineda allowed 5 runs in 5.2 innings and reliever Chris Capuano was torched for 4 runs in 1 inning, while Hughes scattered 7 hits over 7 strong frames.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Twins 10, Yankees 1

  • Stephen Drew   Getting a start at second base, Drew made the most of it with a 2-4 day at the plate.
  • Didi Gregorius   Apparently the only other member of the offense who brought his bat to Minnesota, going 2-4 and scoring the team’s only run, thanks to sac fly to center in the 9th inning by Jacoby Ellsbury, avoiding a shutout.

“I don’t want to take anything away from Phil, but we hit the ball pretty hard tonight. They happened to be standing where we hit it and made some really good plays behind him. He made a great one himself on Gardy’s ball [in the third inning]. I thought we hit the ball a lot better than one run.”
‐ Joe Girardi  (h/t: Bryan Hoch and Betsy Helfand/mlb.com)

MEMORY LANE : It was one year ago today that the Yankees purchased Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies … On today’s date in… (h/t: Today in Baseball History)
FOOTNOTES : By scratching out a run in the 9th, the Yanks avoided what would have been their 4th shutout of the 2015 season … In the all-time head-to-head matchup, the Yankees hold a 1,102-760 (.592) edge over the Twins …

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