Gerrit Cole struck out Josh Donaldson with the bases loaded to finish the fifth inning and received via the sixth throwing shutout ball, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 Saturday for his or her season-high ninth straight win.
Giancarlo Stanton had a two-run double throughout a five-run fifth and Luke Voit remained crimson sizzling because the Yankees moved to 21-5 since dropping three of 4 at Boston in late July.
Bronx-raised Yankees infielder Andrew Velazquez hit his first profession homer within the eighth inning, bringing his household within the stands to tears. The 27-year-old journeyman has been staying along with his dad and mom since being promoted from Triple-A on July 9.
Tyler Wade accounted for New York’s first two runs by hitting an RBI single off Kenta Maeda (6-5) and scoring on a wild pitch with the bases loaded.
Cole (12-6) dominated in his second begin since a bout with a light signs of COVID-19. He allowed 5 hits and turned in his fifth scoreless outing this season, strolling one and placing out six.
The appropriate-hander bumped into hassle within the fifth by permitting one-out singles to Willians Astudillo and Andrelton Simmons after which a stroll to Max Kepler.
After a go to from pitching coach Matt Blake, he punched out Jorge Polanco on a 99 mph fastball, then received Donaldson on a known as third strike. Donaldson briefly questioned the decision on the low changeup earlier than heading to the dugout.
Donaldson pushed Cole into an undesirable highlight earlier this season by calling out the Yankees ace by identify when discussing pitchers he suspected of utilizing illicit grip enhancers. Cole struck out Donaldson twice in an outing days later and did the identical Saturday.
The Yankees gained their second straight sport by not less than 5 runs after taking part in 13 of 14 determined by three runs or fewer.
Polanco homered for the Twins, who’re 2-17 of their final 19 video games at Yankee Stadium.
Maeda allowed 5 runs and 4 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He exited with proper forearm tightness after throwing a 1-0 pitch to Stanton. After throwing his ninth straight pitch out of the strike zone, Maeda bent over, grimaced and was checked by a coach earlier than being changed by Edgar García.
The Yankees took a 4-0 lead when Stanton lined a double to left and went up 6-0 on Voit’s double to left after Aaron Choose was thrown out on the plate attempting to attain on a grounder by Rougned Odor.
Voit had two hits and two RBIs an evening after a four-hit sport. The slugging first baseman not too long ago made a public plea for extra taking part in time amid a roster crunch created by three-time All-Star Anthony Rizzo’s return from the COVID-19 injured checklist. Voit is batting .500 (13 for 26) with three homers and 13 RBIs in his previous seven begins.
ODOR’S NEAR HOME RUN
Odor almost gave the Yankees a 9-0 lead when he appeared to homer over the right-center area fence. Odor’s homer didn’t depend as a result of he known as timeout.
Umpire Angel Hernandez walked away from residence plate and frantically waved his arms, however Ralph Garza Jr. threw the pitch.
After supervisor Aaron Boone got here out for a fast dialogue, Odor struck out and briefly questioned Hernandez earlier than returning to the dugout.
Twins: OF Byron Buxton (fractured left hand) went 0 for two in his first rehab sport with Triple-A St. Paul on Friday and was scheduled for a restoration day.
Yankees: OF Brett Gardner was held out of the lineup after getting hit in the correct elbow Friday and OF Estevan Florial was known as up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. … RHP Domingo Germán (proper shoulder irritation) will play catch early subsequent week. He skilled soreness Thursday following a bullpen session Wednesday. … RHP Luis Severino (proper shoulder tightness) will meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the midst of subsequent week. A second opinion earlier this week didn’t discover any structural harm.
Minnesota RHP Griffin Jax (3-1, 5.11 ERA) opposes New York RHP Luis Gill (1-0, 0.00) although heavy rain is forecasted for Sunday.