Alex Rodriguez's go-ahead grand slam burns Twins late

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Alex Rodriguez broke the hearts of the Twins in the seventh inning as once again, the New York Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

With the Twins holding a 4-1 lead, Twins reliever Ryan O'Rourke loaded the bases when he walked Brett Gardner, bringing Rodriguez to the plate.

And A-Rod made the Twins pay as he smacked a game-changing and perhaps season-changing grand slam off Twins reliever J.R. Graham (0-1).

[mlbvideo id="383285583" width="480" height="270" /]

New York added three more insurance runs in the eighth to put the game away off Graham.

It was the second night in a row the Twins left a lead to their bullpen only to come up with the loss.

Following a two-run homer from Miguel Sano and an RBI single from Shane Robinson in the top of the seventh, the Twins had built the three-run lead.

But all of that changed in the bottom of the inning thanks to Rodriguez.

Mike Pelfrey held the Yankees to one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. But O'Rourke and Graham combined to surrender seven runs in just two combined innings.

Nick Rumbelow (1-0) pitched just 1/3 of an inning in relief of C.C. Sabathia to get the victory.

Ervin Santana (2-3) will try and salvage a game in the series on Wednesday against Nathan Eovaldi (12-2).

Next Up

Byron Buxton

Alex Colomé wastes Buxton's diving catch, clutch bomb

The Twins' bullpen woes continued in a loss to the A's.

Northern Metals

Firefighters battling large blaze at Northern Metal site in Minneapolis

The fire sent a plume of thick smoke into the skyline.

Screen Shot 2021-04-21 at 12.10.00 PM

Charges: St. Cloud woman maced, fatally stabbed man in alley

A 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at St. Cloud Hospital 32 minutes after the 911 call was made.

gasthof

Gasthof's building in Northeast Minneapolis is for sale

The restaurant opened in 1992 and has been closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ambulance

1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County

Deaths on Minnesota roads are up approximately 20% from the same point last year.

Irwin Jacobs home

Neighbor sues to block estate from dividing billionaire's Lake Minnetonka property

The estate of Irwin Jacobs wants to build six new homes on the late businessman's property.

culver's

In the better burger battle, does Culver's trump In-N-Out?

A website says Culver's is far superior to In-N-Out.

George Floyd mural

Darnella Frazier, who filmed the video of Floyd's arrest, reacts to guilty verdict

Frazier's video challenged the initial narrative of Floyd's arrest presented by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Burnsville police shooting

Man fatally shot by police near I-35W in Burnsville is identified

The suspect killed in the incident is from western Wisconsin.

Related