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Giancarlo Stanton homers to help Yankees beat Twins

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MLB: New York Yankees at Minnesota TwinsMay 14, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Oswaldo Cabrera (95) hits an RBI flyout against the Minnesota Twins in the second inning at Target Field. Mandatory credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-5 with a home run, and the New York Yankees held on for a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

Alex Verdugo hit a two-run double for New York, which won the opener of the three-game series. Anthony Volpe went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

Ryan Jeffers hit a solo home run for Minnesota’s only run.

Yankees left-hander Carlos Rodon (4-2) earned the win for his second straight start. He allowed one run on six hits in six-plus innings, walked none and struck out six.

Twins right-hander Chris Paddack (4-2) gave up five runs on 12 hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out four.

The loss ended a four-start winning streak for Paddack. His twelve hits allowed matched his season high on April 16, when he gave up a dozen hits against the Baltimore Orioles in his third start of the season.

Yankees relievers Ian Hamilton and Clay Holmes combined for three scoreless innings to secure the win.

Minnesota opened the score in the bottom of the first inning. Jeffers hit a leadoff blast estimated 400 feet to left center field for his 10th home run of the season.

The Yankees responded with two runs in the top of the second inning to take a 2-1 lead. Oswaldo Cabrera drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to center field, and Volpe followed with an RBI double to left.

Stanton added a solo shot in the third to increase New York’s lead to 3-1. It was his ninth homer of the season and his third in the past six games.

In the fourth, Verdugo delivered a two-run double to center, scoring Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, to make it 5-1.

Minnesota threatened in the seventh with runners on first and second base and no outs. But Christian Vazquez flied out to right, and Max Kepler and Jeffers both struck out in hopes of losing the opportunity.

–Field-level media