Yankees 5-1 Twins: Torres, Stanton back Gil’s gem

New York Yankees’ Luis Gil pitches during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in New York.
John Allen
Tuesday June 4, 2024

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New York Yankees 5-1 Minnesota Twins

NEW YORK — On Tuesday night, Yankees pitcher Luis Gil extended his impressive run by throwing six scoreless innings and conceding just one hit, securing his seventh consecutive win. Giancarlo Stanton powered the offense with a two-run homer, leading New York to a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins, their sixth straight win.

Aaron Judge delivered a crucial double that drove in two runs, while Gleyber Torres initiated the scoring with a towering home run. His 349-foot blast nearly cleared the fence, glancing off the glove of a leaping Max Kepler in right field.

Following a successful 7-2 road trip in California, the Yankees, the clear frontrunners in the AL East, extended their impressive run to 17 wins out of their last 21 games. This latest victory further asserted their dominance over the Twins, pushing their outstanding record against them to 105-42 since 2002. This streak represents the best winning record any team has achieved against a league opponent in the past two decades.

Earlier last month in Minnesota, the Yankees completely outclassed the Twins, outscoring them 14-1. They even delivered back-to-back shutouts to sweep the series.

Yankees Pitching Shuts Down Twins Again, Gil Extends Win Streak

Minnesota could only muster one run against our pitching staff, courtesy of a home run by Royce Lewis, making his comeback from injury. Lewis also drew two walks and hit a seventh-inning homer off Tommy Kahnle, breaking a frustrating 32-inning scoreless streak for the Twins. Kahnle, along with relievers Ian Hamilton and Luke Weaver, combined to secure the two-hitter.

Continuing his outstanding rookie season, our starter Luis Gil (now 8-1) struck out six, walked three, and lowered his already stellar ERA to 1.82. It’s no wonder he was recently honored as the American League’s Pitcher and Rookie of the Month for May.

Minnesota’s starter Bailey Ober delivered a solid performance but was charged with the loss. He gave up three runs on just three hits, walked four, and pitched for five innings.

In the eighth inning, Aaron Judge singled and later scored on a two-out home run by Giancarlo Stanton, who launched the ball deep into the second deck in left field off reliever Caleb Thielbar, extending our lead to a decisive 5-1 final score.

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Our left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón (7-2, 3.09 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees tonight in the pivotal middle game of the series against the Minnesota Twins. Rodón aims to replicate his dominant performance from May 14th against the Twins, where he threw six strong innings to earn a 5-1 victory. Minnesota will counter with right-hander Chris Paddack (4-2, 4.57 ERA).

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