The Yankees rallied on three separate occasions to beat the Twins, 14-12, at Target Field. >> Box score
Seven takeaways from Tuesday's game...
1) On a 3-0 count with one out in the 10th inning, Gleyber Torres smoothly roped a single to right field scoring Didi Gregorius to give the Yankees the lead for the third time in three innings. Austin Romine scored an insurance run on a wild pitch. The Yanks would keep this lead only because of a miraculous catch to end the game by Aaron Hicks.
2) Gregorius had a fantastic night, notching five hits including a home run, two doubles and two singles. Gregorius' second double gave the Yanks a short-lived 10-9 lead. Gregorius drove in seven runs on the night, lifting his season total to 23.
3) There was a point that one might have thought that the Yanks' offensive hero tonight would have been Gregorius, but it was Hicks…for an inning. With the Yankees down to their final out, the former Twin cranked a two-run no-doubt homer to give New York a 12-11 lead.
4) For the second straight night the Yankees starter could not contain the Twins' potent offense. Domingo German endured his worst start of the season, allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks. German allowed three home runs with the final one being the crushing blow off the bat of Miguel Sano. The rough outing bumped German's season ERA to 4.03 from 3.38 when the game began.
5) Gary Sanchez has been getting a slew of big chances to end a prolonged slump, but even when he gets good wood on the ball, it finds the opponent's glove. It happened twice tonight and the last one resulted in Sanchez tweaking his ankle as he tried to beat out a ground ball. Sanchez now has just seven hits in his last 68 at-bats.
6) Zack Britton couldn't hold the lead in the bottom half of the eighth inning, allowing a two-run homer to Sano, his second of the ballgame. Britton had not allowed a run since June 26 (a stretch covering nine appearances and 5 2/3 innings).
7) Aroldis Chapman came in to hold a one-run lead and had absolutely no command of his pitches as he walked the first three batters. Digging too big a hole to climb out of, Chapman surrendered the lead throwing 17 balls among his 29-pitch inning.
Didi deals a double. pic.twitter.com/R9UIbwaeXQ- New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 24, 2019
This Knight ain't finished. pic.twitter.com/1vxo12YoS8- New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 24, 2019
You've outdone yourself, sir. pic.twitter.com/37GivZ7gdK- New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 24, 2019
Nifty Hicksy. pic.twitter.com/jZ3urysZvi- New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 24, 2019
OMG! AARON HICKS! pic.twitter.com/3CzjrWn8HR- MLB (@MLB) July 24, 2019
The Yankees and Twins wrap up their three-game set with the Twins on Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. J.A. Happ (8-5, 4.86 ERA) will take the ball against All-Star Jake Odorizzi (11-4, 3.18 ERA).