The Twins are about to open a 10-game, 11-day road trip that will be yet another test of their desire to  play meaningful games in September. 

The Bronx historically has been unkind to the Twins, but they have won four of their last five games at Yankee Stadium. With a handful of players  taking part in their first game here, it will be interesting to see how they handle the atmosphere.

It's sweltering here in New York, which means bring in Minnesota the last couple days was good training

Byron Buxton was named International League player of the week after batting .400 with a triple, homer, four RBI and seven runs scored. Buxton homered and had the game-winning hit on Sunday.

Will check back with lineups and updates. The Yankees lineup is out

The Yankees informed the Twins last night that Mitchell would start tonight, followed by CC Sabathia on Tuesday and Nathan Evoaldi on Wednesday. Manager Joe Girardi said the bullpen was in good shape, so they wanted to back their starters up a day. Mitchell throws hard and has some nasty stuff. The team had a chance to watch video of Mitchell last night and work on a battle plan.

Frank Sinatra, Jr., is singing the national anthem tonight.

A bunch of first-timers to Yankees Stadium in the clubhouse. Eddie Rosario is excited to play here, and he has 10 family and friends up from Puerto Rico here. The funniest response came from Ryan O'Rourke when I asked him if he's ever watched a game in New York. ``Not where I come from,'' said O'Rourke, who grew up a Red Sox fan.


Aaron Hicks, CF
Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Miguel Sano, DH
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Torii Hunter, RF
Eddie Rosario, LF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS

Kyle Gibson, RHP


Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Brett Gardner, LF
A-Rod, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Brian McCann, C
Carlos Beltran, RF
Chase Headley, 3B
Didi Gregorious, SS
Stephen Drew, 2B

Bryan Mitchell, RHP

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