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New York Yankees Blow Lead, Lose 5-4 to Minnesota Twins

September 25th, 2012 at 11:23 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees lost 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins after blowing a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning. Though the Yankees lost, Nick Swisher continued his hot-hitting and extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two run home run, giving him a home run in three consecutive games and four home runs in six days. 

'Nick Swisher' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and gave up six hits, four runs, and a walk in six and two third innings. Hughes is now 16-13 this season after the loss.

Relieving Hughes in the seventh was lefty-specialist Boone Logan, who gave up two hits and a run as the Twins took the lead before getting the final out of the inning.

Along with Swisher's two run homer, Russell Martin and Andruw Jones each hit solo home runs. Jones' homer came in the ninth inning to bring the Yankees within one run of a tie game, but New York was not able to capitalize on the opportunity.  

Derek Jeter did not score, but he did go 1-4 with a single in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. 

The Yankees and Twins will finish up the three game series on Wednesday at 1:10 PM ET. 

Tags: Baseball, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Phil Hughes

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