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Yankees Edge Twins 2-1

John Salvatore

photo credit AP/Chris O’Meara

Jordan Montgomery got the start for the Yankees on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. Montgomery went six innings, his longest outing of the spring so far.

The lefty gave up only one earned run, while striking out two and walking one.

Former Yankee Phil Hughes was on the bump for the Twins, surrendering one run over 4.2 innings pitched.

Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the Yankees lineup. He went 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout.

Billy McKinney opened the scoring in the second inning with his fifth homerun of the spring.

The score would remain that way until the bottom of the fifth. Ehire Adrianza hit a sacrifice fly for the Twins, scoring Mitch Garver.

The Yankees answered back in the top of the sixth with a run of their own. Tyler Austin scored on Austin Romine’s line drive up the middle.

Domingo German earned an old school three-inning save, striking out two, while facing only one batter over the minimum.

 

The Yankees are in action again today against Boston.