Sanchez walkoff homer gives Yanks 4-3 win, sweep of Twins
Published 8:06 am Friday, April 27, 2018
NEW YORK — Gary Sanchez had a moment he will remember.
Sanchez hit a three-run homer off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and extend their winning streak to six.
“It’s definitely a very exciting moment,” Sanchez said through a translator. “The other special moment for me was when we made it to the playoffs last year, so this one is definitely up there.”
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New York was held hitless through five innings and trailed 3-0 before Aaron Hicks’ sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Didi Gregorius grounded to third leading off the ninth and reached second when Miguel Sano’s throw went wide for an error.
“I just couldn’t complete the play,” Sano said through a translator.
Giancarlo Stanton followed with a slow roller gloved by a charging Sano, who did not make a throw as Stanton crossed first with an infield hit.
“That’s just a swinging bunt,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “It’s one of those plays where he split (Ehire) Adrianza and Sano there. Either one didn’t have much of a chance.”