Tonight after a slight rain delay, the New York Yankees started game two of a 3 game series with the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees won the first game 8-4. The Yankee ace Gerrit Cole faced Randy Dobnak, with Donaldson making accusations the Gerrit Cole uses illegal substances. The final score was the Yankees 9 and the Twins 6.
In the first inning, DJ LeMahieu slowly ground out to short. Aaron Judge hit a homer, his 15th of the season, into the left-field stands. Gleyber Torres chopped out to third. Giancarlo Stanton cruised into second with a hit down the left-field line that went to the wall. Urshela ground out, but the Yankees went ahead in the game. At the bottom, Jorge Polanco led off, grounding out to second. Josh Donaldson struck out against Cole. Trevor Larnach singled over the head of Odor. Nelson Cruz struck out. New York Yankees 1 Twins 0.
In the second, Rougie Odor led off by grounding to short. Miguel Andujar popped to short. Kyle Higashioka that has been sliding lately, singled to left field. Brett Gardner doubled to left, scoring Higashioka for the two-run lead. LeMahieu was retired at first. At the bottom, Ryan Jeffers led off and was called out on strikes. Kirilloff singled. Sano popped out, and Simmons struck out. Yankees 1 Twins 0.
Aaron Judge led off the second by doubling into the stands. Torres walked out. Stanton hit a 3 run homer to left field for the Yankee 5 runs lead. Urshela walked, and Odor flew out to center for the first out. Andujar flew out to left. Higashioka ground out, but it was the 10th time in the season that Judge and Stanton homered in the same game. At the bottom, Gilberto Celestino ground out to short Polanco had a solo homer to right. Donaldson struck out for the second time against Cole. Larnach also struck out. Yankees 5 Twins 1.
Brett Gardner led off the fourth inning by singling to right for his second hit. LeMahieu flew out to right, and Gardner was doubled up for the second out. Judge with a homer and a double ground out to third base. Nelson Cruz led off the bottom by popping out to short. Jeffers popped out to first base. Kirilloff flew out to Gardner. Yankees 5 Twins 1.
Gleyber Torres led off the fifth, and he worked a walk. Stanton hit his second home run of the game, a two-run shot to center. Urshela singled to center. Odor hit into a double play. Andujar hit a home run for his 5th in just eight games. Higashioka singled, and that would finally do it for Dobnak. Gardner faced Griffin Jax and popped out to second. At the bottom, Sano faced Cole and homered. Simmons flew out to Andujar. Celestino flew out to Gardner. Polanco struck out to end the inning. New York Yankees 8 Twins 2.
At the top of the sixth, LeMahieu flew out. Judge ground out, and Torres flew out to center for the Yankees going down 1-2-3 for the first time. The bottom of the sixth was led off with Donaldson facing Cole for the third time; he flew out to right. Larnach struck out for Cole’s 8th strikeout of the game. Cruz singled to center. Jeffers struck out for number 9 on the night. Yankees 8 Twins 2.
Giancarlo Stanton led off the seventh after two home runs, and he popped out to foul territory in right. Urshela singled to left for his second hit of the night. Odor doubled down the right-field line moving Urshela to third. Andujar sac flew to left center, and Urshela scored. Higashioka popped out, but the Yankees tacked on another run. Luis Cessa at the bottom replaced Cole; he faced Kirilloff, who ground out to first. Sano singled in front of Gardner. Simmons lined to center for a single. Celestino ground to third. Polanco went down swinging to end the inning. New York Yankees 9 Twins 2.
Brett Gardner led the top of the eighth that doubled for a three-hit night and a second double. Chris Gittens in for LeMahieu, and he struck out looking. Clint Frazier in for Aaron Judge went down swinging. Torres hit to the warning track but was out to end the half. At the bottom, Donaldson, this time against Cessa, singled off the glove of Wade at third. Trevor Larnach hit into a fielder’s choice. Cruz hit into an inning-ending double play.
At the top of the ninth inning, the Yankees experienced a clean inning, but nÂ the bottom, the Twins tried to make a game of it, scoring four runs in the half against Yankee reliever Brooks Kriske. The final score was the New York Yankees 9 and the Minnesota Twins 6. The winning pitcher was Gerrit Cole, and the loser Randy Dobnak.