NEW YORK (AP) Gary Sanchez had a moment to remember.
Sanchez beat a three-run homer by Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees rallied to defeat the Minnesota Twins 4: 3 to complete a four-game sweep and extend their winning streak to six.
"It's definitely a very exciting moment," Sanchez said of a translator. "The other special moment for me was when we made it to the playoffs last year, so this one is definitely up there."
New York was hitless by five innings and followed 3 -0 ahead of Aaron Hicks in the seventh flier. Didi Gregorius finished in third place finishing in second place when Miguel Sano's throw failed due to an error.
"I just could not finish the game," Sano said of a translator.
Giancarlo Stanton followed with a slow roller that was treated by a relentless Sano who did not roll when Stanton first crossed an infield.
"This is just a swinging fire," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. "It's one of those pieces in which he (Ehire) split Adrianza and Sano, both did not have much of a chance."
Sanchez took a swing and sent a quick ball from Rodney (1
"When we get traffic on the bases, we're always having a round with our boys," rookie manager Aaron Boone
New York finished 8-2 home and outscored opponents 47-13 during his winning streak ,
"We have a lot of fighting in here, lots of Bulldogs," Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery
Minnesota completed a 0-7 trip, the first winless street round of at least seven games since the 10th-16th. August 2001. The Twins lost to New York eight times in a row, including last year's AL wildcard game, and 13 of their last 14 at Yankee Stadium, with the postseason.
"I think that will build the character of this team," said Minnesota General Manager Thad Levine.
Dellin Betances (1-1) beat the team at 13 places in ninth field for its first victory since June 27th. The big right-handers struggled to keep up in the second half of last season and earlier this year when he released his shipment, causing control problems.
"I felt really good," Betances said. "I felt that today I would attack with both games."
Rodney has gambled away three out of five defenses.
"I tried to get a double-play ball," Rodney said. "I left the place in the strike zone a little high."
Eduardo Escobar hit a two-time homer in the third round of the ninth round of his at-bat against Montgomery. Robbie Grossman, who had three hits, married in the sixth against Domingo German.
Montgomery needed 76 pitches to get through the first three innings, allowing for four strokes and three walks in five innings.
Twins starter Kyle Gibson roamed a career high 10. He was perfect through three innings and did not allow a shot up Brett Gardner's two-single in the sixth. Gibson allowed only one hit in six innings and was removed after 95 upgrades.
Escobar was 8 for 22 with two homers and four RBIs on the trip.
RHP David Hale was received from the waivers of the Yankees after he hit two scoreless innings for New York on Monday's series inauguration, then was designated for use. Minnesota recalled Thursday morning Aaron Slegers of Triple-A Rochester 6 feet (10 feet) and later ordered him back to minors to make way for Hale. RHP Tyler Kinley Intended to Use
Tyler Austin's suspension has been reduced from five to four games by John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and the New York First Baseman will begin to serve the penalty on Friday.
New York has hoarded in 11 straight games, the longest streak in major leagues this season.
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Betances has 521 careerists out of the pen, passing Dave Righetti (519) for third place on the all-time list for childbirth.
Aaron Judge went twice to his 26th birthday and has safely reached in 30 consecutive home games and in all 21 games this month
Yankees: 3B Brandon Drury (severe migraine) will continue his rehab assignment when Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre is deployed on Friday. … of Clint Frazier (concussion) was scheduled to play in class A Tampa on Thursday after appearing in two extended spring training games. … CF Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right-angled) participates in light baseball activities, including a tee shot. … 1B Greg Bird (right hip surgery) and OF Billy McKinney (sprained left shoulder) go to Tampa for baseball.
Twins: Minnesota returns home for three games against last place in Cincinnati RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, 5.40 ERA) at Friday's opening race
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (1965) 4-1, 2.32 ERA) Launches Friday at the Los Angeles Angels
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