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Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Monday in the Yankees' defeat of the Twins.

Andujar belted a first-pitch dinger off Twins starter Jake Odorizzi in the bottom of the second inning and later added a double. He's now gone seven straight games with an extra-base hit. The only other Yankees in history to do that before age 24: Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.
Apr 23 - 11:05 PM

Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in the Yankees' win over the Twins on Monday.

The eighth-inning poke to center field was the first MLB hit for Torres, who got promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday and finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his debut. The 21-year-old top infield prospect is the youngest Yankees player to record a hit since Melky Cabrera (20 years, 338 days) on July 15, 2005 at Boston.
Apr 23 - 11:02 PM

Didi Gregorius launched a grand slam in the Yankees' rout of the Twins on Monday.

Gregorius was the only Yankees hitter who had not reached base when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning and he quickly righted that wrong with a four-run bomb to right-center field. The 28-year-old shortstop has an outstanding .324/.429/.746 batting line with seven home runs in 21 games this season, and he leads all major league hitters with 24 RBI.
Apr 23 - 10:59 PM

Masahiro Tanaka tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a win over the Twins.

New York's offense put up 14 runs in this one and Tanaka didn't let the Twins up for air, yielding just three hits and two walks while striking out five. He's now 3-2 on the year with a 5.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in five starts covering 29 innings. Up next is a road start against the Angels.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Jake Odorizzi surrendered five earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

Odorizzi struggled right out of the gate in this one, yielding three runs in the bottom of the first inning and one run in the bottom of the second. He issued three walks and gave up five hits, including two home runs. The 28-year-old right-hander will carry a 1-2 record, 4.50 ERA, and 1.42 WHIP into his next start at home against the Reds -- a team that doesn't have quite the firepower of the Bronx Bombers.
Apr 23 - 10:52 PM

Giancarlo Stanton finished 4-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two RBI, and three runs scored Monday in the Yankees' 14-1 rout of the Twins.

Stanton drew a six-pitch walk in his first plate appearance, singled in his second plate appearance, belted a long solo homer in his third plate appearance, hit an RBI single in his fourth plate appearance, and then added another single for good measure in his fifth and final plate appearance. It's just the sixth time in Stanton's career that he has reached base five times in a single game. His batting average jumped from .185 to .224, and his OPS rose from .678 to .778. The 28-year-old slugger is going to be just fine.
Apr 23 - 10:50 PM

Phillies signed INF Trevor Plouffe to a minor league contract.

Plouffe opted out of his minor league deal with the Rangers earlier this month and needed just a couple weeks to catch on in another organization. The 31-year-old will provide organizational depth at the corner infield spots.
Apr 23 - 10:39 PM

Eugenio Suarez (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

That means he'll play a game just 16 days after suffering a fractured left thumb, an injury that routinely takes players six-plus weeks to come back from. How many rehab games Suarez will require isn't known, but as long as he feels good it shouldn't take many since he didn't wind up missing much time.
Apr 23 - 10:36 PM
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