Yankees Beat Twins in Game OneBy
CC Sabathia ate his way through the Twins lineup, tossing 6.2 solid innings and allowing two runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts to walk away with a 1.35 ERA. The Twins had a 2-0 lead heading into the third inning after a clutch two-out hit from Michael Cuddyer before MVP candidate Joe Mauer scored on a passed ball. That’s all the scoring they did.
The Yanks came right back to tie it up on a two-run jack off Twins starter Scott Baker from the bat of Derek Jeter, the other MVP candidate. They padded their lead when Hideki Matsui busted the game wide open with a two-run homer in the fifth off reliever Francisco Liriano. Are pitchers supposed to suck that bad after Tommy John?
After a day of rest, Game 2 will take place at the Mall with a Ballfield in the Middle at 6:07 ET.