(MINNEAPOLIS)– Yankees starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia struck out ten batters over eight innings of work as New York (90-65) defeated the Minnesota Twins (65-91) on Wednesday, 8-2. The 32-year-old Sabathia tossed 118 pitches, allowing two earned runs on six hits.
Second Baseman Robinson Cano gave the Yankees the lead in the third with a two-run double off of Twins reliever Brian Duensing. Outfielder Curtis Granderson would add a two-run triple as New York would score six runs in the frame.
The Yankees have now won 12 of their last 16 games.
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