Gary Sanchez is BACK! May 3, 2019: NY 6 Minn 3

Gary Sanchez is officially BACK. Two monster homeruns yesterday to give him 10 on the season, tied for 2nd place in the American League — one behind the leaders. he is batting .265 with a .333 OBP. He is hitting the ball on occasion to the opposite field.

He went 3-4 yesterday to provide much of the Yankee offense in an ‘easy’ 6-3 victory over the 18-11 Minnesota Twins at the Stadium on a cold, drizzly May Friday night.

James Paxton left the game in the 3rd inning, complaining of soreness in his left knee. So that’s a possible big issue.

Other than that, it was a nice ‘easy’ victory — Jonathan Holder came in and not only held them, but picked up a win with 2 shutout innings of middle relief. The rest of the ballpen — sans Zack Britton — did their jobs. Britton allowed a 2-run homer in the 8th to make the 6-1 lead a 6-3 lead — ‘not so easy’. But Aroldis Chapman came in to pitch a scoreless 9th — although he allowed a baserunner so the tieing run ambled to the on-deck circle at one point. But he closed the game. Adam Ottavino pitched a scoreless 6th; Tommy Kahnle pitched a scoreless 7th.

For the offense — Luke Voit, Mike Ford, Gio Urshela, Cameron Maybin, and Gleyber Torres all got a hit. Kyle Gibson took the loss for Minnesota.

The Boxscore

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