Postgame: Twins outhit Yankees, but lose anyway
- Blog Post by: Phil Miller
- July 13, 2013 - 12:16 AM
Making this fast, with a long subway right back to the city ahead, and a day game tomorrow:
-- The Twins outhit the Yankees 8-6 tonight, just the third time they've lost when doing so. They're 25-3 when they outhit the opposition. They were shut out for the eighth time this year and, oddly, 0-13 on Fridays this year.
-- The Twins are 4-12 in new Yankee Stadium.
-- Mariano Rivera pitched a quick and perfect ninth for his 30th save, third this year against the Twins, and 36th all-time against Minnesota.
-- Arcia took a called strike three on a 3-2 pitch for his 11th strikeout in 13 at-bats Friday. The first 10 whiffs were all swinging.
-- Chris Parmelee has zero career major-league sacrifice bunts, and one in his minor-league career, back in Beloit in 2008. But he batted second on Friday, so gamely -- but not successfully -- gave it a try with two runners on in the seventh inning. He bunted foul twice, then swung and missed at a third strike.
-- Joe Mauer went 2-for-3, but walked and struck out during his at-bats with runners in scoring position. The Twins went 0-for-12 with RISP.
-- The game was delayed for 73 minutes by rain, which knocked Scott Diamond out of the game after pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The rest of the game was played in a light rain.
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