The infield turned the 13th triple play in team history, which was followed up by another power display and relief pitching of a rookie lefty who flew in from Rochester earlier in the day.
Big crowd, postcard weather, wacky plays and a home run derby between two of the best teams in baseball. It was meaningful baseball, and the Twins rose to the moment.
The Twins bailed starter Martin Perez out of a first-inning jam on Monday by turning a hard-hit ground ball into a triple play. Here's what it looked and sounded like.
The Twins toppled the Yankees 8-6 Monday night at Target Field.
Catcher Mitch Garver continued his breakout season on Monday against the Yankees.
Lewis Thorpe got eight outs to slow down the Yankee offense on Monday
C.J. Cron missed five games in early July because of the same thumb injury. He has 18 home runs and 55 RBI and is hitting .263.
Perez, however, was knocked out in the fifth inning of the Twins win over the Yankees.
The Twins turned their 13th triple play in team history — and four of those have come against the Yankees.
In his second big-league appearance, Australian lefthander Lewis Thorpe held the Yankees to one run over 2⅔ relief innings to maintain a late lead for the Twins.
Baseball has gotten rid of its confusing August waiver-trade deadline, meaning that teams need to make deals by the end of July -- and then rely on help from within.
The longtime Twins star says he is content in retirement.
In 50 2/3 innings at Class AAA and Class AA, Cody Stashak has struck out 71 batters and walked only nine.
Poor relief pitching and a lack of clutch hitting continued Sunday as the Twins blew an early four-run lead before big hits from Ehire Adrianza and Max Kepler capped a walk-off rally.
In addition to their concerns about the state of the bullpen, Twins executives are looking at a starting rotation in three of the current five pitchers will be free agents after the season.
Claimed off waivers in February 2017, Ehire Adrianza joined the Twins as a stereotypical light-hitting utility infielder. But his game has grown substantially.
The Twins (60-38), 13-16 over their past 29 games, lost two of three at Yankee Stadium in May.
Ehire Adrianza, Max Kepler supply clutch ninth-inning hits after the Twins blew a 5-3 lead.
The Twins' Max Kepler went 3-for-6 with four RBI, including a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Athletics.
The Twins don't need to make a statement. They need to avoid regret.