A pair of two-run homers power Twins past Yankees

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The Minnesota Twins did something on Tuesday night they haven’t accomplished since 2001… Defeat the New York Yankees in a season series. The Twins took four out of six games in 2001 and with Tuesday’s 6-2 win Minnesota will win at least four out of seven games.

Joe Ryan got the nod and had another solid outing. He tossed seven quality innings giving up two runs with only one being earned. He also tallied seven strikeouts, improving his season record to 5-0.

The Yankees struck first on a D.J. LeMahieu RBI single in the first inning, giving New York a 1-0 lead.

The Twins would counter in the third inning with a pair of RBI doubles. The first was by Donovan Solano and the second by Jorge Polanco. Minnesota now led 2-1.

In the fifth inning New York would score on a groundout by Aaron Judge after an error by Solano that would allow Aaron Hicks to score. Tie game 2-2 after the error.

Minnesota brought the beef in the sixth inning with a pair of two-run home runs. First Byron Buxton hit a 367 foot two-run homer making it 4-2 Twins. Later in the inning Trevor Larnach crushed a 420 foot two-run homer of his own, extending the lead to 6-2. That score would hold until Jhoan Duran closed the door in the ninth inning.

The Twins will look to go for the series sweep on Wednesday afternoon with first pitch set for 12:10 p.m. Kenta Maeda is set to be on the bump for Minnesota.