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Blown opportunity

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees were ahead by two runs with a chance to increase their division lead. Then the seventh inning happened. A stunning four-run rally by the Twins left the Yankees with a deflating 5-4 loss tonight in Minnesota. They couldn’t take advantage of the Orioles loss and their division lead remained a game and a half. Phil Hughes was pitching well and had a 3-1 lead before he let the Twins load the bases in the seventh. With two outs, it was Boone Logan who let the flood gates open with a run-scoring wild pitch, a go-ahead double and an RBI single. He faced four left-handed batters and got just one of them out. Nick Swisher and Russell Martin each homered earlier in the game, and Andruw Jones went deep in the ninth, but the Yankees couldn’t come back after the Twins outburst.

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