New York Yankees Recap: Yankees take the loss in the finale against the Twins

New York Yankees, Aroldis Chapman
Oct 19, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) prepares to deliver a pitch during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in game six of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Last night the New York Yankees went for the sweep of the Minnesota Twin after winning the first two games 8-4 and 9-6. The Yankees had Micheal King starting for the Twins had ex-Yankee J.A. Happ on the mound. Last night they won the game by power-hitting 4 home runs in the game. It was a hot night for baseball in Minnesota, with a game-time temperature of 95 degrees. Aroldis Chapman failed in the ninth inning and the Twins got the 7-5 win over the Yankees.

In the first inning, DJ LeMahieu faced J.A. Happ and flew out to right field. Aaron Judge got a base hit to center. Gleyber Torres singled, moving Judge to second base. Giancarlo Stanton got a three-run homer to center. Gio Urshela tripled to right off the wall. Gary Sanchez struck out. Miguel Andujar at the plate Urshela took off for home at a wild pitch and was out when Happ blocked the plate. The Yankees went ahead by 3 runs. At the bottom, Jorge Polanco led off by grounding out to catcher Sanchez. Josh Donaldson walked. Alex Kirilloff singled for runners on the corners and one out. Nelson Cruz had a sac fly to Andujar with a diving catch. Trevor Larnach walked. Miguel Sano struck out. New York Yankees 3 Twins 1.

Miguel Andujar led off the second and walked. Chris Gittens searching for his first big league hit, flew out to right. Clint Frazier hit into a double play to end the half. Ben Rortvedt went down swinging. Simmons flew out to Judge in center. Celestino also flew out to Judge to end the scoreless inning. Yankees 3 Twins 1.

LeMahieu led off the third by flying out to right field. Judge hit it hard but right to the left fielder. Then, Torres hit a bullet single to center. Stanton, with two outs and one on, chased and went down on strikes. At the bottom, Polanco flew out to left field. Donaldson struck out swinging. Nice Gordon got a base hit to center. Cruz walked. Larnach flew out to Andujar to end the inning. Yankees 3 Twins 1.

Gio Urshela led off the fourth inning by smashing a huge (408″) homer off the second deck of left field. Sanchez popped out. Andujar singled to left. Gittens hit a homer, but on review, it was a foul to right. He ended up tapping to Happ for the second out. Andujar advanced to second. Frazier flew out to second, but the Yankees added another run. Miguel Sano led off the bottom, and he singled up the center. Rortvedt bounced back to King, with Sano advancing to second. Simmons doubled driving in Sano. Celestino ground out, and that was the end of the night for King. King was replaced by Lucas Luetge, who faced Polanco. He advanced on a hit by pitch. Donaldson struck out on a back door cutter. Yankees 4 Twins 2.

The top of the sixth saw LeMahieu get his first hit of the night. Judge flew out. Torres singled, moving LeMahieu to second. Stanton flew out to right. Urshela, after a triple and homer against Happ, and lined to right to end the half. At the bottom, Gordon popped out to second. Cruz reached on catcher interference. Larnach singled to left on a ball just before Andujar’s reach. Sano faced the new pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga, and he flew out to Andujar. Rortvedt ground out to short. Yankees 4 Twins 2.

At the top of the sixth, Tyler Duffey took over for Happ and faced Gary Sanchez singled to left field. Andujar singled on a slow roller to third. Gittens ground into a force out. Frazier lined out to right. Lemahieu singled up the center, and Andujar scored. Judge ground out to end the half. Simmons took to the plate at the bottom and popped out to first. Celestino ground out to Urshela. Polanco flew out to Garnder in center for a 1-2-3 inning for Loaisiga. Yankees 5 Twin 2.

Torres faced the new Twins pitcher Jorge Alcala at the top of the seventh and singled to center. Stanton chased for the fist out. Urshela flew out to center field. Sanchez popped out for the third out. The bottom was led off by Donaldson facing Wandy Peralta, and he ground out. Gordon singled but advanced on a wild pitch. Cruz doubled driving in Gordon. Larnach ground out to Urshela. Chat Green came in to face Sano, who struck out. New York Yankees 5 Minnesota 2.

Miguel Andujar led off the eighth by grounding out to Donaldson. Gittens who almost homered in the fifth ground out to third. Brett Gardner, in his first at-bat, walked. LeMahieu was robbed of a hit to far right. At the bottom, Jeffers struck out Simmon’s ground out. Celestino did the same. At the bottom of the ninth inning, the usually dependable Aroldis Chapman gave up four earned runs for the Twins win. After the game was tied Josh Donaldson got a three-run homer.

The final score was the Minnesota Twins 7 and the New York Yankees 5. The winning pitcher was Hansel Robles and the loser Aroldis Chapman.


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