A Big “10 – 4”. Yankees Crush Minnesota Late

On the tv show Highway Patrol in the 1950’s, Broderick Crawford would talk to headquarters with the microphone of his car radio and always end his conversation with “10-4” meaning, “Message received, understood, and signing out.”

The ten-codes are credited to Illinois State Police Communications Director Charles Hopper who created them between 1937–40 for use in radio communications among cops.

The Yankees walked into Minnesota with the best record in baseball, and after toying with them throughout the game, scored 5 runs in the last 2 innings to thrash them, 10-4.

Roger that. Message received. The Twins drop to 32-25; the Yanks move to 40-15, winners of 7 straight, and the best record in baseball.

1. Yanks JUMP Ahead

The Yanks Jumped ahead in this game in the top of the 1st, when DJ LeMahieu singled on the first pitch of the game, and Aaron Judge hit a 431-foot Bomb to centerfield for a 2-0 lead. It was his Major-League-leading 22nd homer of the year.

Two batters later Giancarlo Stanton hit a 445-foot Rocket to left for a 3-0 lead.

2. Taillon Shaky; Allows Minny to Hang with Yanks

But Jameson Taillon was shaky and allowed the Twins to get back in the game over and over, even as the Yanks attempted to put distance between themselves and Minnesota.

Taillon allowed the Twins to get back in the game with:

  • a double, single and sac fly in the bottom of the 1st for a Minny run, and then
  • a single and double in the 3rd to make it 3-2 NY.

In the 4th a Joey Gallo single, LeMahieu walk, and Aaron Judge hot-shot RBI single got NY back on top by 2 again — 4-2.

But Minny came right back to score a run in the bottom of the 4th to make it 4-3 — although it was due to a throwing error by Josh Donaldson at 3rd, followed by 2 singles.

The Yanks jumped back to a 2-run lead at 5-3 on single and 3 straight walks by Juan Minaya in the 5th (LeMahieu walked to plate a run).

But Minny came right back in the bottom of the 5th — a homerun by Jorge Polanco made it 5-4.

3. Rizzo’s Big Blast

And that’s where the score stayed until the 8th, when with 2 outs, LeMahieu singled, Aaron Judge was intentionally walked, and Anthony Rizzo hit a Huge 3-run bomb against Tyler Duffey to put the Yanks up 8-4.

4. The Big 10-4

A walk by Aaron Hicks and 3 straight singles by Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jose Trevino, and Joey Gallo — put the game away in the 8th.

10-4 Yanks.

Roger Wilco.


DJ LeMahieu went 3-4 with 2 walks — was on base 5 times in the game. He raised his average to .264 (.354 OBP).

The Boxscore



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