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Tanaka earns 3rd win, Yankees hammer Twins 14-1

Tanaka earns 3rd win, Yankees hammer Twins 14-1

The Yankees and Twins will play game two of this four-game series in the Bronx.

Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

NY won three of four from the Blue Jays over the weekend, prevailing 5-1 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at home.

Tanaka wasn't ideal, but he didn't have to be, because the Yankees offense had his back from the start. Tanaka was lifted with 91 pitches after a two-out walk in the seventh.

Coming into this set, the Twins' top hitter was Brian Dozier with 22 hits, 15 runs, four homers and nine RBI. "We considered leaving him in for Castro, but we had (Chad Green) ready, and felt good about him finishing that inning and going the eighth if we needed him with Dellin behind him, but the add-on runs allowed us to alter the plan and save some guys". Addison Reed (0-1) took the loss after giving up two runs on three hits with a strikeout in one inning of relief.

Tanaka's first two starts were pretty good, but he has given up 12 earned runs and 15 hits in 10 innings over his last two to see his ERA more than double from 2.92.

The wins are starting to come as well. Miguel Andujar had a homer and a double, extending his streak with an extra-base hit to seven games.

The Angels were 2-0 winners over the Astros behind Tyler Skaggs, who limited the defending champs to four hits over seven innings.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 6-1 in Sabathia's last seven home starts and 1-5 in his last six Tuesday starts. If the NY offense falls asleep early in the game, they may not come out of it soon enough to manage a win.

The Twins have dropped four of the first five games on their road trip, which started with a split of two against the Cleveland Indians in Puerto Rico.

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Considering how inconsistent Tanaka has been in his four starts and the high price on NY in this spot, it is hard to recommend a play on the heavy favorite.

Miguel Andujar continued his hot hitting Monday.

. Didi Gregorius smacked his eighth homer of the year for NY while top prospect Gleyber Torres went zero for four in his debut.

Stanton, who was the DH on Monday, finished the game 4-for-4 with two RBI, three runs and a walk. He's won all five of his career outings against the Twins. He is 19-9 with a 3.16 ERA in 38 career starts against the Twins. He was 3-for-30 in eight appearances between then and Monday.

The recently called-up David Hale was brought in for mop-up work in the eighth and would finish the game for the Yankees, throwing two scoreless innings. Berrios has been very solid so far this season, and Sabathia just isn't as overwhelming as he once was. Look for him to handcuff the Yankees enough that the Twins scrape out a win here.

The Yankees outscored the Toronto Blue Jays 23-13 in taking three of four from them over the weekend, so their offense is clicking.

The total has gone over in 10 of New York's last 13 games.

"Still battling, man", Stanton said. With two outs and a runner on base, he got ahead of Giancarlo Stanton 0-and-2, but walked him. Can Aaron Boone get the Bronx Bombers trending in the right direction before Boston streaks off with the division?

The Twins have won four of Berrios' last five starts overall, but just two of his last 12 road starts.

The good news is the Japanese has still found a way to pick up two wins, with NY averaging seven runs in those games compared to only 1.5 in the two losses.


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