Yankees win streak over Twins extended
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - C.C. Sabathia picked up his 200th career win and the New York Yankees scored three times in the sixth inning to take a 3-2 win from the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Sabathia (9-6) gave up seven hits and two runs, but had nine strikeouts over seven innings to continue his domination of the Twins. He is unbeaten in his last 12 regular season and postseason starts combined against Minnesota, going 11-0 in that stretch.
Robinson Cano tied the game with a two-run double and Lyle Overbay provided the go-ahead sacrifice fly, as the Yankees moved to the brink of sweeping this four-game series.
Mariano Rivera worked around a one-out single in the ninth for his 28th save of the year.
Trevor Plouffe homered and Joe Mauer doubled in a run for the Twins, who dropped their fourth in a row.
"Our situational hitting wasn't very good tonight. Sabathia can do that to you," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
P.J. Walters (2-5) allowed four hits and three runs over five-plus innings.