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Aaron Hicks' insane catch seals wild Yankees win



MINNEAPOLIS – Devon White won seven Gold Gloves playing in the middle league and gave Aaron Hicks some tips on playing in the middle of the outfield.

In talking to Hicks, White said a good outfielder never has to dive

Well, White had to catch his own words Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Yankees win over the Twins that took 10 innings and 5 hours and 3 minutes to complete in a Target Field gathering of 32,470.

Hicks' two-run homer in the ninth tied the score, but snoring Max Kepler's 10th-inning bases-loaded fly ball

"What was a do-or-play that needed to be made to end the game, '' Hicks said.

Had Hicks not made the catch, at least two r

"What an amazing end to an amazing game," said Aaron Boone in a statement his team led 2-0 in the first inning, trailed, 8-2, after four and 9-5 after five.

A five-run eighth that was highlighted by Didi Gregorius' two-run double put the Yankees ahead, But Zack Britton gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Sano to give the Twins a 1

1-10 lead. A wild Chapman gave up a run without a hit in the ninth to tie the score, 11-11. Down to their last strike in the ninth, Mike Tauchman worked a walk against Taylor's Rogers and scored ahead of Hicks' homer.

Gleyber's Torres delivered a run with a single in the 10th and the Yankees scored another via a wild pitch.

19659002] That left Adam Ottavino with a two-run cushion to close out the Twins.

Hicks had enough legs to catch it.

"I thought he had a good jump."

Hicks was not the only Yankees hero, just the last. Gregorius went 5-for-5 with a three-run homer in the fifth and drove in seven runs.
Gregorius worked on hitting the ball to left-center during batting practice and a two-run double in the first went that way Gregorius said of the 65-35 Yankees, who hold a 10-game lead over the Rays and.

"It's a bit about our team Red Sox in the AL East.

In a game where there were 26 runs, 35 hits, a combined four blown saves and the winning pitcher (Chapman) walked three of the six batters he faced, not everything was pretty. [19659002] Gary Sanchez, who went 0-for-5 to extend his slump to 10-for-85, left the game in the eighth case. Yankees starter Doming German was shelled for eight runs and nine hits in 3 ² / ₃ innings. Chapman and Ottavino combined to walk six.

Yet, the marathon set in which the hooting, hollering and the whistles could be heard through the cement walls.

'Boone said the ups and downs came and went. "They are challenging, no doubt."


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