New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Minnesota Twins -105 / New York Yankees -115
The New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins meet in the rubber match of their three game set in MLB action from Target Field on Wednesday.
The New York Yankees will look to win the series after taking game two on Tuesday by a final score of 14-12. Didi Gregorius led the charge, going a perfect 5 for 5 at the dish with a home run, two doubles and seven RBIs. Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge each had two RBIs with Hicks homering while Judge added a pair of doubles. Gleyber Torres and Mike Tauchman each had an RBI with Tauchman adding a double of his own. Edwin Encarnacion and Luke Voit each had two hits with Encarnacion doubling while Gio Urshela had a double and Austin Tomine added a base knock of his own to cap off the Yankees’ offense in victory. Domingo German gave up eight runs on nine hits while striking out three over 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Aroldis Chapman got the win to improve to 3-2 on the year while Chad Green picked up his 1st save of the season. J.A. Happ will start game three and is 8-5 with a 4.86 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. In his career, Happ is 3-5 with a 5.04 ERA and 33 strikeouts against Minnesota.
The Minnesota Twins will look to bounce back and win the series after dropping game two on Tuesday. Miguel Sano went 2 for 6 with a pair of home runs and five RBIs while Jorge Polanco had a home run, a double and three RBIs. Nelson Cruz added a solo homer of his own while Luis Arraez, Jason Castro and Eddie Rosario each added an RBI with Rosario adding a double. Max Kepler, Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza each had a base hit as well with Adrianza adding a two-bagger to cap off Minnesota’s offense as a team in the loss. Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings, not factoring in the decision. Kohl Stewart ended up with the loss, falling to 2-2 on the year as a result. Jake Odorizzi will start game three and is 11-4 with a 3.18 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. In his career, Odorizzi is 7-8 with a 4.06 ERA and 86 strikeouts against the Yankees.
New York is 7-1 in Happ’s last 8 road starts and 56-25 in their last 81 games overall while the over is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games against the AL Central. Minnesota is 14-3 in Odorizzi’s last 17 home starts and 17-6 in their last 23 games against the AL East while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games.
The Yankees could be worth a look here after their emotional come from behind victory on Tuesday. Happ has also pitched well on the road, going ERA with an ERA under four away from Yankee Stadium this season. However, the Twins got to Happ for four runs in 5.2 innings earlier this season, and while Odorizzi has had a mixed career against the Yankees, he’s been strong at home for the Twins, going 6-0 in 9 starts with a 2.56 ERA. The Twins have also won 14 of Odorizzi’s last 17 home starts and Odorizzi held the Yankees to six shutout innings earlier this season, so I’ll take the Twins for the series victory on Wednesday.