Minnesota was swept over the weekend on the road by Tampa Bay as they lost the finale 8-6 Sunday. Gleyber Torres had a pair of hits and his first RBI for NY, which extended a winning streak to four for the first time under new manager Aaron Boone and sent the Twins to their season-worst fifth consecutive loss.
LaMarre, a former Lumen Christi and University of MI baseball player who is an outfielder by trade, made his 2018 debut on the mound Monday night.
Minnesota had a disappointing showing in the Sunshine State as they were swept over the weekend by the Rays. Tanaka was lifted with 91 pitches after a two-out walk in the seventh.
Dozier's is baseball's longest hitting streak since Freddie Freeman had a 30-game streak late in 2016.
Sanchez, whose second-inning home run tied the score, hit a two-run drive later in the seventh into the netting above Monument Park in center.
Masahiro Tanaka gave up just one earned run in 6.2 innings pitched.
Since the start of 2002, the Twins are 14-47 (.230) in this haunted borough, including postseason series defeats in 2003-04 and 2009-10. He has 29 strikeouts with just one walk. Berrios recorded a no-decision in his last start, which came at home against Cleveland Wednesday.
-Andujar's 14 extra-base hits are the second-most by a Yankee all-time in his first 19 games, one ahead of Sanchez and two behind Joe DiMaggio.
LaMarre's career ERA goes from 0.00 to 5.40, as he's given up one run in 1.2 career innings of work.
Four Twins relievers allowed a total of nine runs in 3 1/3 innings during the blowout loss. If the NY offense falls asleep early in the game, they may not come out of it soon enough to manage a win. The Yankees entered Monday 11-9 and stood 5.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East. Eventually New York should bust the game open.
Jose Abreu had four hits that included a pair of home runs, Yoan Moncada was a single shy of the cycle and Chicago beat Seattle to end a seven-game losing streak.
Masahiro Tanaka bounced back in a huge way Monday night going six and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out five.
CC Sabathia makes his fourth start tonight. In seven home starts against them, he is 3-4 with a 3.05 ERA and six homers in 41 1/3 innings. Sabathia faces the Twins for the 39 time in his career in this contest.
The Twins are 4-1 in Berrios' last five starts and 2-10 in his last 12 road starts. Boone is going to be careful with him and monitor him, especially if the weather is as lousy as it's been for much of the first month of the season.