Twins-N.Y. Yankees series preview

  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 7:48 AM

Longtime Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte hasn’t lost to the Twins since April 30, 2001, when Tom Kelly was still the manager.

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Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

LHP Scott Diamond (5-7, 5.40 ERA) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (5-6, 4.22)

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Samuel Deduno (4-2, 3.32) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (3-7, 4.82)

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP P.J. Walters (2-4, 6.03) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (8-6, 4.15)

Thursday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kyle Gibson (1-0, 3.00) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (2-2, 4.63)



The Twins begin a stretch in which they play 14 consecutive games against American League East opponents, including seven against the Yankees. The Twins were 3-4 against the Yankees last season, but this has been a lopsided series. The Twins are 23-67 against the Yankees, including playoffs, under manager Ron Gardenhire. … Clete Thomas has hit home runs in two of his past three games, but he has also been functional as the leadoff hitter, batting .283 in that spot. … Oswaldo Arcia batted .329 in June. … Gardenhire gets a chuckle over claims that he teaches hitters to shoot balls the other way and pitchers to focus on contact. “I don’t mind strikeouts, I really don’t,” he said. “I don’t mind home runs. I’m pretty happy with all of that.”


Pettitte is 12-5 with a 3.32 ERA in his career against the Twins and is undefeated in his past 12 starts against them, including the postseason. During that span he is 10-0 with a 2.53 ERA. … The Yankees were set to arrive in the Twin Cities late after losing 4-2 Sunday night in Baltimore, and they could have a three-man bench because position players they would like to call up are injured or are just coming off injuries at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. … The Yankees rotation has scuffled some. Pettitte has had back problems. Hughes was 1-4 with a 4.55 ERA in June. Sabathia has not been pleased with how he has performed; he took a no-hitter into the sixth before losing to the Orioles on Friday.


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