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Jun 4, 2024 9:57 pm

Luis Gil wins 7th straight start as Yanks top Twins

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Rookie Luis Gil allowed one hit in six scoreless innings to win his seventh straight start and combined with three relievers on a two-hitter as the New York Yankees earned a 5-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

New York, which is riding a six-game winning streak, has won 10 of its past 12 games and 17 of its past 21.

Gleyber Torres went deep and Aaron Judge had a two-run double for the Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton ripped his 15th homer of the season, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning to complete the scoring.

A day after being named American League Rookie of the Month and AL Pitcher of the Month for May, Gil (8-1) allowed only a double to Christian Vazquez with one out in the third. The former Minnesota farmhand struck out six, walked three and threw 53 of his 88 pitches for strikes.

It was the ninth time Gil has allowed one run or fewer in 12 starts this season. He has given up one run or fewer in seven straight starts of at least six innings, the first pitcher in team history to achieve that feat.

In the second, Torres hit a 349-foot homer into the right-center-field seats against Minnesota starter Bailey Ober (5-4) to open the scoring. Umpires briefly reviewed the blast for fan interference, but Torres had his fifth homer of the season stand.

The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the third when Judge’s line drive hit the chalk in right field and stayed fair, allowing Anthony Volpe and DJ LeMahieu to score. The double extended Judge’s on-base streak to 30 games.

Royce Lewis returned from a right quad injury that he sustained in the season opener on March 28 and homered in the seventh off Tommy Kahnle to pull Minnesota within 3-1.

The Twins dropped to 0-4 this season against the Yankees. Minnesota has been outscored 19-2 in the season series vs. New York.

Ober allowed three runs on three hits in five innings. He walked four and struck out two.

Ian Hamilton pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and Luke Weaver logged a clean ninth for the Yankees.

–Field Level Media

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