Homer in 7th by Gregorius Gives New York Yankees 4-1 Win over Minnesota Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Didi Gregorius hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, CC Sabathia had another strong start and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Thursday night over the Minnesota Twins.
Fernando Abad relieved Twins starter Kyle Gibson (0-5) with one out in the seventh to face the left-handed Gregorius, after an infield single and a walk to start the inning. Abad, who had yet to allow a homer all season and took a 0.79 ERA into the game, threw a first-pitch fastball to Gregorius that landed in the right-field seats.
Gregorius is 6 for 11 with seven RBIs in his last three games. Lefties are batting just .125 (4 for 32) against Abad.
Sabathia (5-4) needing 116 pitches to complete six innings, but he struck out seven and retired the last five batters he faced. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 attempts.
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