The Yankees have won back-to-back games, and the offense has shown signs of life, but even tonight’s 7-3 win against the Twins was overshadowed by some late injury concerns. The Times’ David Waldstein tweeted that Hiroki Kuroda is away from the Yankees, believed to be flying to New York to have tests on a possible leg injury. Joe Girardi is expected to address the issue tonight. Otherwise, today was a good day for the Yankees, who have scored more than six runs in consecutive games for the first time since early April. Alberto Gonzalez actually sparked the offense with two hits, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the fifth. He also made a terrific catch in shallow left-center field. Robinson Cano also stayed hot with another two-hit game that included yet another home run. David Adams had his first two-hit game in more than a month. A good night for the offense was a good night for Phil Hughes, who allowed one run through seven innings. The Twins added a pair of two-out runs off Preston Claiborne in the ninth before Mariano Rivera closed out the win, leaving two runners stranded.
Associated Press photo