Didi goes deep again, Austin powers Yankees past Twins 7-4

Published 8:02 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs to his major league-leading total, sending the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in a hazy fog Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Tyler Austin hit a three-run shot and made a sparkling defensive play at first base to stop a Twins rally. With a fine effort from the bullpen, New York handed Minnesota its sixth defeat in a row — the team’s longest skid since a seven-game slide in September 2016.

Slumping slugger Miguel Sano launched an early two-run homer for the Twins, who lost their seventh straight to New York, including last year’s AL wild-card game. They have dropped 12 of their last 13 at Yankee Stadium, counting the postseason.

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After a rainy day in the Bronx that forced both teams indoors for batting practice, the game began on time in 53-degree weather before a scattered crowd.