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Yankees defeat Twins for seventh straight victory

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins, 10-4, in the series opener at Target Field on Tuesday night.

Jameson Taillon started on the mound for New York and had his worst start of the season. The right-hander allowed a season-high four earned runs on nine hits over four innings.

Lucas Luetge (1.2 IP), Wandy Peralta (1.1 IP), and Ron Marinaccio (2.0 IP) each had scoreless outings in relief.

New York jumped out to an early lead in the first inning on Aaron Judge’s two-run home run to center and Giancarlo Stanton’s solo shot to left-center.

Judge collected his third RBI of the night in the fourth with an RBI single through the left side.

DJ LeMahieu worked a two-out bases-loaded walk in the fifth.

Anthony Rizzo crushed a three-run home run to right-center in the seventh to give the Yankees some breathing room.

Jose Trevino and Joey Gallo hammered back-to-back RBI singles in the eighth.

Everyone in the Yankees starting lineup had at least a hit. LeMahieu reached base five times with three singles and two walks. His third single was the 1,500th hit of his career. Aaron Hicks was on base four times with two hits and two walks.

Nestor Cortes will get the ball on Wednesday night as the Yankees will try to win another series. The first pitch is slated for 7:40 p.m.