Twins rally falls short vs. Yankees
MINNEAPOLIS (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Roberts had four extra-base hits, including three doubles, and knocked in a run, as the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins, 6-5, at Target Field.
Francisco Cervelli finished 3-for-4 and Jacoby Ellsbury provided a two-run single for New York, which has won the first two games of this four-game series. The Yankees snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with Thursday's 7-4 triumph.
Brian Dozier and Chris Colabello both homered for the Twins, who have dropped nine of 11.
The Twins, down 6-1 at one point, closed to within a run in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Colabello. They had the tying run in scoring position when Kurt Suzuki ripped a two-out double in the ninth, but David Robertson struck out Chris Parmelee looking to earn his 20th save of the season.
Parmelee's career-high hitting streak came to an end at 13 games after he went 0-for-5.
Both teams provided plenty of early fireworks on Independence Day, combining for 10 runs in the opening three innings before the bullpens quelled the bats.