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Yankees blow late lead in second straight loss to Twins

The New York Yankees (8-6) blew a late lead and fell to the Minnesota Twins (10-4), 4-3, on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. 

New York led the entire game until the eighth inning when Carlos Correa ripped a two-run double off Clay Holmes to put Minnesota on top and eventually for good. 


All of New York’s offense came via the home run. Anthony Volpe, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton all went deep. 

Volpe and Judge went back-to-back in the first inning. Volpe became the first player in franchise history to hit a leadoff home run for their first career homer since Bobby Richardson on July 25, 1959, at Detroit. 

Nestor Cortes tossed seven innings of two-run ball while allowing five hits and striking out seven. He was in line to start the season 3-0, but Holmes gave up the lead. 

The Yankees will hand the ball to Domingo Germán on Saturday as they try to avoid their first series loss of the season. The first pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.