Well, I said I wouldn't post another Sunday recap if the game had been a losing effort. I'm glad that didn't even last 1 time through the order! The Twins had 14 hits on the day and cashed in on 2 Yankees errors to score 10 runs. Aaron Hicks hit his 8th Home Run of the year, a 2-out, 3-run shot in the 3rd inning off of C.C. Sabathia who, by the way, took his first loss against the Twins....since nearly ever. He had been 11-0 in his last 12 starts against the Twins.
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Gibson earned his 2nd win of the year by pitching 5 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while walking 4 and striking 1. Caleb Thielbar gave up his 2nd run of the year - another Home Run - in the 7th to Ichiro, but that's all the closer the Yankees would get as the Twins added runs in 8th and 9th.
The Twins won the series in New York, the first time they've done so since 2001. The end the first half at 39-53, good enough for 4th place in the AL Central - 12 games behind first place Detroit. Their next game is this Friday (July 19) at home against the Cleveland Indians.
I'm sure Padre will handle this, but in the spirit of completeness, the Twins also made 3 roster moves following the game. They sent Chris Parmelee (or Parmeless as per the PiPress), Oswaldo Arcia ("I think we all see what Arcia's going through right now," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "As the old saying goes, right now he can't hit water if he fell out of a boat." - ouch) and Edwardo Escobar to AAA Rochester. Chris Herrmann and something called Doug Bernier were brought up and there are indications that Chris Colabello will be the third player up.