MINNEAPOLIS – Like the last rounds of a heavyweight bout, the Yankees and twins exchanged blows in the late innings of their busy epic. Didi Gregorius, Miguel Sanó and Gleyber Torres were congratulated on several occasions because they felt that they had made the knockout punch.
Instead, it was Aaron Hicks (19659002).
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Gregorius (5-on-5) scored a fivefold eighth inning with a go-ahead two-run double, his seven-RBI achievement bringing the Yankees all the way back in a game they once won 8 : 2 had beaten. Sano responded in the first half of the game by unlocking the bullpens for his second homer of the match, a two-run blast against Zack Britton.
Hicks, the one-time twin, then shot a two-run homer against Taylor Rogers, who offered the thinnest edges – albeit one that Chapman could not protect. Chapman ran down the loaded bases and then gave away a victim fly by Jorge Polanco for his fifth goal, but escaped the inning without the winning run scoring a goal outside field wall. Looking at Blake Parker, Mike Tauchman launched a deep run that scored the fence for a double with runscoring, and Aaron Judge narrowly missed a homer with a double with two runs that brought the Yanks into a run.
Gregorius's starting shot came from Tyler Duffey after shortstop starter Kyle Gibson had capped for a two run double in the first inning and a three run homer in the fifth. The RBI overall win was a career high for Gregorius, who competed in eight home games against the Rays last year.
The late rise brought Domingo German off the hook when the right-hander was beaten for eight runs and nine goals in 3 2/3 innings, the third in a row, when the pitching hungry Yankees saw their starter run seven times.
Polanco and Cruz met German in the third inning of successive Homer, who struggled to fourth. Jason Castro and Eddie Rosario recorded RBIs before Sano chased the Germans in a three-way run to highlight the five runs.
Bryan Hoch has been reporting on the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @ Bryanhoch and Facebook.