It took a while, but the Yankees’ offense went off last night in a 7-2 win over the Twins. Tonight, they look to follow that up in game two in Minnesota.
Sonny Gray has been moved back into the rotation for tonight’s game. He has now allowed just two runs in his last 15.2 innings, most recently allowing one in four innings against the Tigers.
His last start was also good, throwing 6.1 shutout innings against the Orioles on August 25th. If we’ve learned anything this season, it’s not to trust that Gray has turned things around. However, hopefully his recent success will continue tonight.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Gary Sanchez stays in the lineup after his mammoth home run yesterday, but he moves to DH as Austin Romine gets the start behind the plate.
Let’s repeat last night’s result.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 11, 2018
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Tyler Duffey is nominally the starter for Minnesota, but he will be “the opener” for a bullpen game. A pair of old friends in Jake Cave and Tyler Austin are both in the middle of the Twins’ lineup.
Here's how we line up tonight vs the Yankees. #MNTwins https://t.co/OBYFsSyGmX pic.twitter.com/NnouR0c2kP— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 11, 2018
Tonight’s game can be seen on YES, and heard on WFAN and WADO. First pitch will be at 8:10 ET.