Eovaldi Notches 10th Win as Yanks Top Twins, 7-2 | NBC New York

Eovaldi Notches 10th Win as Yanks Top Twins, 7-2



    Twins rightfielder Torii Hunter is unable to snag a ball hit by Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran during the second inning.

    Nathan Eovaldi pitched impressively into the ninth inning, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Sunday for a series win.

    Eovaldi (10-2) had only five strikeouts, but looked dominant nonetheless, easily topping 90 mph in the later innings and inducing Twins batters into harmless grounders and popups in reaching double-digit wins for the first time.

    The right-hander hasn't lost a start since June 16 at Miami, allowed eight hits and a walk. He came out to start the ninth but was quickly pulled after giving up a leadoff double to Miguel Sano.

    Headley had two big hits against Kyle Gibson (8-8) -- the first a solo homer in the fifth that made it 1-all, and then a two-run single the next inning that knocked the Twins starter out of the game.

    Two batters later, Drew sent a 0-1 slider from reliever Ryan O'Rourke into the right field seats for his 13th homer to cap a six-run sixth.