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Yankees Blow Lead, Lose To Twins

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After the first six innings of Tuesday’s game, it seemed like the Yankees would cruise to another relatively easy victory over the Minnesota Twins. But the wheels came off in the seventh, as the Twins scored four runs and eventually won the game 5-4.

The Yankees led the game 3-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, thanks to a Nick Swisher two-run homer in the top of the fourth and a Russell Martin solo shot in the top of the seventh. But starter Phil Hughes would run into trouble, ultimately being pulled with the bases loaded and the score still sitting at 3-1. Boone Logan would then throw a wild pitch and give up two hits, allowing four runs to score and ultimately costing New York the ballgame.

Prior to that unfortunate seventh inning, Hughes had been in cruise control: he finished with four runs allowed on six hits, while striking out four and walking just one batter over 6 2/3 innings. The one bit of good news coming out of this game is that Baltimore lost in Toronto earlier in the evening, so the Yankees remain 1 1/2 games ahead in the American League East.

New York will be back in action for the “rubber game” of their three-game set in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon, as CC Sabathia will take the hill against Samuel Deduno. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m, and you can catch all of the action starting at 12:30 p.m on 104.5 “The Team.”

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