Twins beat Yanks 4-3 on a homer by Correa

Giancarlo Stanton

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New York Yankees 3, Minnesota Twins 4

NEW YORK — Minnesota Twins beat New York 4-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game sweep. Carlos Correa’s two-run homer in the eighth inning broke a tie and silenced booing Yankees fans.

The Yankees tried to use a video review after what they thought should have been the third out, but it didn’t work. Correa then hit a home run off former Fordham pitcher Greg Weissert with two outs. The Yankees said that Wandy Peralta (2-4) made it to first base in a time when Marwin Gonzalez flipped the ball to him on Jake Cave’s grounder, but replays showed that Peralta caught the ball with his glove against his body.

Aaron Boone, the manager of the Yankees, ran out of the dugout to argue with crew chief Larry Vanover. He threw up his hands in anger and then left the field.

After that, Correa hit his 18th home run on a 1-2 slider. It was his second in two days. It gave Minnesota a 4-2 lead, and as he rounded third base, he pounded his chest toward his dugout.

Minnesota held on to end a losing streak at Yankee Stadium that lasted 10 games and started in May 2019.

In the bottom half, Jorge López threw a wild pitch that scored a run, but the Yankees left the tying run on third in each of the last two innings. Caleb Theilbar ended the eighth by striking out pinch-hitter Giancarlo Stanton, who was 4 for 38 in his last 38 at-bats. Stanton hadn’t played since Monday when a pitch hit him in the leg.

With one out in the ninth, Oswald Peraza hit a single, Aaron Hicks hit a double, and Aaron Judge walked for the fourth time in three games.

Michael Fullmer got his third save when he struck out Gleyber Torres and got Isiah Kiner-Falefa out with a ground ball.

The Yankees had won four games in a row before Minnesota beat them. This cut the Yankees’ lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East to 4 1/2 games going into a weekend series against the Rays.

The Twins got within 1 1/2 games of Cleveland in the AL Central standings before a weekend series in Minnesota against the Guardians.

With runners on base and a chance to score, New York went 1 for 8 and left 10 runners on base.

Sonny Gray pitched against the Yankees for the first time since they traded him to the Reds in January 2019. In six innings, he gave up two runs and seven hits.

In the second inning, Miguel Andujar hit a two-run home run. It was his first home run since June 29, 2018.

Nestor Cortes had been on the injured list because of a groin strain. When he came back, he got the first 12 batters out. Gary Sánchez, a former Yankee who had three hits, got rid of Cortes with a two-run double in the fifth, and Nick Gordon scored a run against Clarke Schmidt with a single.

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For the Yankees, right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas (5-11, 3.79) will take the mound, while for the Rays, right-handed pitcher Drew Rasmussen (9-4, 2.79) will take the mound.

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