There is no question that Robinson Cano is the best player on the New York Yankees. They are going to face a extremely tough decision as to whether or not to re-sign him in the off-season. Right now, the Yankees and Yankee fans need to enjoy having him. Cano’s hot hitting continued as the Yankees took game two of the series in Minnesota against the Twins 7-3.
The Twins took the lead in the bottom of the third. Aaron Hicks doubled and scored on Joe Mauer‘s single three batters later. The first ten Yankees were retired, but they managed to break through against Samuel Deduno in the fifth. Lyle Overbay led off with a single. Two batters later, David Adams singled. Alberto Gonzalez followed with a two run double. A groundout moved Gonzalez to third and he scored on Ichiro Suzuki‘s single.
The Yankees added to that lead in the seventh. Adams doubled with one out and went to third when Chris Parmelee committed an error. Gonzalez singled him home. Two batters later, Ichiro singled and Cano brought everyone home with his 20th homer of the year.
The Twins made it interesting in the ninth. Oswaldo Arcia and Hicks reached on singles and Brian Dozier drove them in with a double. Mauer walked which created a save situation. Mariano Rivera came in to get Ryan Doumit on a groundout to end the game.
YGY Player Of The Game: Cano
Notes: Alex Rodriguez went 0-2 in his first rehab game in Charleston. Hiroki Kuroda went back to NY to have an MRI on his hip. His hip flexor is sore and showed no tear. Ivan Nova will make his start Friday. Mark Teixeira had successful wrist surgery today. Jayson Nix is day-to-day with an injured hamstring.