Yankees, Pettitte Top Twins 6-3; Activate Capps
The Yankees defeated the Twins 6-3 Monday night behind the pitching of veteran Andy Pettitte. Pettitte threw 7 shutout innings with 7 hits allowed to get the win and improve to 5-3. Liam Hendriks allowed 8 hits, 4 homeruns, and 6 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 1-8. Pedro Florimon went 2-4 with a solo homerun for the Twins. Chris Parmelee hit a 2-run triple for the Twins.
The Twins are 64-90 and will host the Yankees again tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander Esmerling Vasquez (0-2) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Phil Hughes (16-12) toes the rubber for the Yankees.
The Twins also activated relief pitcher Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. He’s been on the disabled list since July 17. Capps has 14 saves in 15 opportunities this season.