NEW YORK -- The Yankees’ dominance of the Twins has been a remarkable and largely unexplainable quirk, remaining constant throughout the sweeping roster changes of two decades. When these two clubs meet, no matter the setting or month, the pinstripes usually come out on top.
And it had that feeling again in the ninth inning on Thursday, despite an earlier call at first base that still had blood boiling in the home dugout. With the bases loaded and one out, the Yankees readied to celebrate a walk-off win that never arrived, turned aside to swallow a 4-3 loss to Minnesota.
“The goal is to win the game, and unfortunately tonight we couldn’t do that,” said infielder/outfielder Miguel Andújar, who hit a two-run homer in the defeat.
Read the full recap here.