New York Tops Minnesota 4-3 - Recap
Minnesota dropped a 4-3 decision at Yankee Stadium on Thursday as New York legged out a win behind winning pitcher A.J. Burnett.
Bettors who backed the Yankees were rewarded as -140 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.
A.J. Burnett earned the victory for the Yankees, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Nick Swisher in the win.
Minnesota got a 5-inning outing from Francisco Liriano in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 3 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Joe Mauer had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.
Minnesota enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-5 advantage in hits.
Mariano Rivera pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
New York looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Boston. Minnesota will aim to get back on the winning track vs Oakland.