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Game 45: Yankees at Twins (part two)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 26, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (26-18)
Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Juan Miranda 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Kevin Russo LF

RHP A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.86 ERA)
Career vs. Twins

TWINS (26-18)
Denard Span CF
Orlando Hudson 2B
Joe Mauer C
Justin Morneau 1B
Michael Cuddyer RF
Jason Kubel DH
Delmon Young LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Brendan Harris 3B

RHP Scott Baker (4-4, 4.88)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 5:05 p.m. / MY9

UMPIRES: HP Chris Guccione, 1B Brian O”Nora, 2B Scott Barry, 3B Phil Cuzzi

WEATHER: Hard to imagine rain spoiling tonight’s games. We have a blue sky and a beautiful day here in Minneapolis.

BEGIN AGAIN: The Yankees and Twins will resume last night’s game in the top of the sixth inning. It’s still scoreless. Dave Robertson will be on the mound for the Yankees. Brian Duensing will pitch for the Twins.

Robertson vs. the Twins

Duensing vs. the Yankees

So far, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner and Alex Rodriguez have hits in the game for the Yankees. Gardner is 1-for-1 with a walk. Mark Teixeira is 0-for-2, with each at-bat coming with a runner on base.

UPDATE, 5:10 p.m.: Derek Jeter — remember him? — just gave the Yankees the lead with a solo home run into the bullpen in left-center. A.J. Burnett is officially in line for the win.

UPDATE, 5:20 p.m.: Dave Robertson got hit so hard by a line drive that it was caught on the fly by Alex Rodriguez, who had to back up to make the catch. But Robertson is staying in the game. If you’re ever wondering who’s tougher, Dave Robertson or Chad Jennings, trust your gut and go with Robertson.

UPDATE, 5:27 p.m.: Jeter still makes that play to his right pretty well. Another of the Captain’s jump throws has gotten the Yankees out of the sixth inning with runners stranded at second and third.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Joba Chamberlain and Damaso Marte are getting loose in the Yankees pen.

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m.: It’s been a bit of a high-wire act, but Chamberlain and Robertson have gotten the Yankees through the sixth, seventh and eighth with the 1-0 lead still intact. Mariano Rivera is, of course, getting ready for the ninth.

UPDATE, 6:23 p.m.: This park plays big, and that’s good for Rivera. J.J. Hardy just hit a ball to the track in left-center, but Kevin Russo was there for the running catch and the first out of the ninth inning.

UPDATE, 6:26 p.m.: A.J. Burnett gets the win. Mariano Rivera gets the save. Derek Jeter has the game-winning home run, which was the Yankees first since Thursday.

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