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NY Yankees0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 650
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  W: C. Holmes (5-1)   L: R. Garza Jr. (1-3)
11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE12:05 PM CT, September 13, 2021
Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York  Attendance: 31,528

Slumping Yankees, Twins to meet in makeup game

According to STATS
According to STATS

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees

  1. The Yankees have won five of the six meetings this season with the Twins, including all three at Yankee Stadium from August 19-21. The lone Twins win came on June 10 when they scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth in a 7-5 victory courtesy of a Nelson Cruz two-run walk-off homer.
  2. The Twins have lost three of their last four games after winning four games in a row, with all four of those wins coming on the road. For the season, they are 30-42 in road games and the 30 wins are the third fewest in the American League (behind the Orioles and Rangers).
  3. The Yankees have lost eight of nine and 12 of their last 15 games. They have a team ERA of 5.00 in September after having an ERA of 3.16 in August. New York has allowed five or more runs in eight straight games.
  4. Jorge Polanco is hitting .318 (14/44) with five home runs and eight RBI in 11 games this September. He is hitting .322 with 17 home runs and 43 RBI in 52 games after the all-star break compared to .252 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 82 games prior to the break.
  5. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .381 (8/21) in his last five games. However, his home run on Sunday against the Mets marked his first RBI and first run scored since September 3. Stanton had nine home runs and 25 RBI in August, but so far in September, he has just two home runs and five RBI.
  6. John Gant earned a win in his last outing, last Tuesday at Cleveland, throwing five scoreless innings. It was his first win since May 26. Luis Gil allowed three runs in 3.1 innings in his last start, last Wednesday versus Toronto. He allowed zero runs his first 15.2 career innings prior to that start.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/13/2021 thru 9/13/2021

At 12:17 a.m. Eastern Time, Giancarlo Stanton popped out to Francisco Lindor to end a laborious Subway Series for the New York Yankees.

Instead of making a late-night trip to Baltimore, the skidding Yankees will face a quicker turnaround than originally scheduled when they host the Minnesota Twins in a makeup game that starts nearly 14 hours after their final out against the New York Mets.

The Yankees are losing their off day because heavy rain from Hurricane Henri pelted the New York area on Aug. 22 when the teams were originally slated to finish a four-game series.

Things are going significantly different for the Yankees since the last time they faced the Twins. New York outscored Minnesota 24-8 in three games last month and those wins were part of a 13-game winning streak that lasted through Aug. 27.

Since the streak ended, the Yankees are 3-12 and their grip on a wild-card spot is no longer secure. New York (79-64) held a three-game lead on the first spot following the end of their run but fell out of the first spot last week during its four-game sweep to the Toronto Blue Jays and head into Monday one game out of a wild-card spot.

In a series with the Mets that lasted for a combined 11 hours, 27 minutes, the Yankees dropped two of three. They halted a seven-game losing streak with Saturday's 8-7 win but took a 7-6 loss on Sunday when Chad Green allowed Lindor's third homer of the game.

Lindor's third homer occurred after Giancarlo Stanton hit a game-tying homer and exchanged some words with the Mets shortstop while rounding the bases. That resulted in the benches emptying and players milling around on the field when Stanton finished his trot.

"I thought we competed really, really, really well. It was kind of a back-and-forth game a little bit and a great player finished off a great night and that ultimately was the difference but I don't think it makes it any worse," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "These games are huge. So it stings when you lose them and it's pretty joyful when you win."

Perhaps of bigger concern is the condition of Aaron Judge. Judge, who homered twice Saturday, exited Sunday in the third inning due to dizziness and the Yankees are hopeful he can play Monday.

Minnesota (63-80) is interrupting a six-game homestand for the game and is 9-10 since its 7-1 loss in New York on Aug. 21. The Twins followed up a four-game losing streak by dropping two of three to the Kansas City Royals in a series where they were 5-for-24 with runners in scoring position and struck out 29 times.

On Sunday, Minnesota took a 5-3 loss to Kansas City when it went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Brett Rooker hit a two-run tying double in the sixth inning, but Miguel Sano went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and hit into an inning-ending double play in the eighth with two on in a one-run game.

"We could have pitched better, but we really didn't put the runs on the board to really make it more of a discussion," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. "We battled all the way, and at the end, still had a chance to come back and make something of it."

Luis Gil (1-0, 1.42 ERA) will make his fifth career start and the Yankees are hoping he displays improved command this time around.

In Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Gil allowed seven walks in 3 1/3 innings. He also allowed the first runs of his career after pitching 15 2/3 scoreless innings over his first three starts.

John Gant (5-9, 3.78) will oppose the Yankees for the second time when he makes his fifth start with the Twins. Gant is 1-3 with a 4.85 ERA in 11 appearances since being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals for J.A. Happ. He allowed four runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings in a 7-5 loss in New York on Aug. 19.

Gant last pitched on Tuesday at Cleveland when he allowed three hits in five innings of a 3-0 win. Gant also threw 96 pitches, his most with the Twins.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 13, 2021


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