The Yankees are -204 on the money line, meaning it would take a $204 bet on NY to return $100. Tanaka provided some encouragement as his was the third consecutive game in which a Yankee starter has gone at least six innings. "Even though his numbers aren't great yet, I feel like he's really close to being the Masahiro Tanaka we're used to seeing". They improved to 5-2 on a homestand that has three games remaining against the Twins, a personal punching bag for the last 16 years (the Yankees are 79-31 against them since 2002).
Dozier owns the longest active streak in baseball and broke the Minnesota record (since 1961) set by Josh Willingham (2012) and Kirby Puckett (1994) for the longest streak to start a season when he went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Twins manager Paul Molitor grounded out, flied out and struck out in that game. "He's not giving away any at-bats".
LaMarre succeeded in getting two outs, but not before Austin jumped on an offering clocked at 72 miles per hour and sent it deep into the left-field bleachers for a two-run home run that completed the Yankees' scoring. He has a team-record 17-game hitting streak to begin a season, and a 24-game string dating to a year ago. When you have bench players like that, who bring energy every day, that's really valuable, and we're lucky to have him. "I think we've got enough leadership in there that we'll bounce back".
"Hopefully we can get Masa rolling". He allowed three runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts over 3.1 innings in a 5-2 Twins loss.
Tyler Austin's two-run homer off Twins centerfielder Ryan LaMarre later in the inning made it 14-1. He received a standing ovation before his first at-bat and was 0-for-4.
Top prospect Gleyber Torres roped a single to center to start the eighth, the first hit of his major-league career. "He is good already". Now 68% of the wagers are going on the Yankees at home.
Miguel Andujar continued his hot hitting Monday. NY has seen the over go 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than.400, 5-0 in their last five on Tuesday, 5-0 in the second game of their last five series, 6-1-1 in their last eight against a right-handed starter and 5-1 in their last six at home against a right-handed starter. He's selfless, works his tail off, and is always prepared; He can sit for a week and you know he'll still do the right things when you put him in. Injuries have also taken a toll, especially in the outfield of NY, though they're starting to get healthier.
The Twins are just 2-8 in their last 10 against AL East opponents and 2-5 in their last seven series openers. He is 2-2 through four starts this season. Moncada's leadoff triple was followed by five straight singles and Matt Davidson's double off Mike Leake (2-2) in a five-run first inning.
Minnesota has been a tough team to figure out this season in part due to all the weather postponements they've dealt with.
A four-pitch walk to Brett Gardner started the home first and led to a three-run frame that was highlighted by Sanchez's two-run double off the left-center field wall.
Odorizzi surrendered four runs to the Indians in five innings last time out, but he had allowed three total in his first two road starts.