Rosario, Escobar lift Twins over Yanks 4-2 as Judge slumps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brandon Kintzler took the mound for the ninth inning, and in moments, the skies opened and a deluge came down, leaving Minnesota's All-Star closer with only one option.

''I was like, `Good God, let's hurry up,''' Kintzler said. ''I threw it down the middle and said, `Let's see what happens.'''

Eddie Rosario had two RBI doubles and Eduardo Escobar added the go-ahead, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to help the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Adalberto Mejia gave up one run and struck out four in 5 1/3 innings for the Twins, who were tied 2-2 when Escobar delivered a base hit to left field off left-hander Caleb Smith (0-1). Rosario followed with his second double of the game, and Kintzler picked up his 26th save as light rain turned into a steady downpour at Target Field.

''It's tough,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''It was really coming down there. It's hard to keep your hand dry and keep a grip on the ball.''

Yankees star slugger Aaron Judge went 0 for 3 with an intentional walk and is 1 for 21 since his electric performance in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

Garrett Cooper had three hits, including two doubles, and fellow rookie Clint Frazier also had two doubles for New York.

The Yankees didn't arrive in the Twin Cities until about 4 a.m. after a marathon weekend in Boston. The AL East rivals played 34 innings overs two days - a 16-inning game on Saturday that lasted nearly six hours followed by a doubleheader Sunday - that stretched the Yankees pitching staff to its limits.

Bryan Mitchell was brought up from Triple-A for his first start of the season and gave up two runs - one earned - and six hits in five innings. But he dropped a soft toss from Cooper at first base in the third inning, a fielding error that allowed a run to score.

Taylor Rogers (5-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win.

JUDGE'S RULING

Judge has been in a slump at the plate, but shined in other areas Monday night.

He hustled from first to third on a soft single to center field by Matt Holliday in the fourth inning and made one of the plays of the game in the third inning. The Twins had the bases loaded and nobody out for Miguel Sano, who hit a rocket to Judge in right field, and the former tight end looked like a quarterback with a one-hop throw home that got Dozier and saved a run.

Judge's throw home was clocked at 97.7 mph by MLB's Statcast.

DERBY REMATCH

The game featured a Home Run Derby rematch between Judge and Sano, two of the best young sluggers in the game. Judge hit 47 homers in three rounds of the derby in Miami, beating Sano in the final round.

But the long-ball contest did not continue on Monday night. Sano went 1 for 3 with a single and a walk.

SMITH'S DEBUT

The Yankees left-hander gave up two runs on four hits and struck out five in three innings of relief in his big league debut.

''I was definitely nervous a little bit,'' Smith said. ''I just tried to keep my composure. It's a great experience. A feeling like nothing else.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda is scheduled to have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. ... 1B Greg Bird will also have surgery on his right ankle Tuesday and will miss at least six weeks.

Twins: LHP Hector Santiago played catch Monday and will throw bullpens Tuesday and Friday as he continues to work his way back from upper thoracic back pain that put him on the disabled list on July 3.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Luis Cessa (0-3, 4.18) will start Game 2 of the series. The Yankees will recall him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make the start for the strapped rotation. It will be his third stint with the Yankees this season.

Twins: RHP Bartolo Colon will make his first start for the Twins since being signed on July 7. The 44-year-old Colon went 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA for the Braves this season. Kennys Vargas was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game to make room for Colon.

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TwinsMIN47-45
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  • W: T. Rogers (5-1)L: C. Smith (0-1)S: B. Kintzler (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Ellsbury CF30000012.258.332.374.7050.5
C. Frazier LF40200001.308.317.7181.0354.0
A. Judge RF30000112.311.432.6491.0810.5
M. Holliday DH40100013.250.350.488.8380.5
S. Castro 2B30000113.309.348.480.8280.5
D. Gregorius SS40000022.284.312.454.766-1.0
C. Headley 3B41100000.258.341.371.7123.0
G. Cooper 1B41310010.286.286.500.7866.5
A. Romine C30110012.237.291.314.6052.5
a- B. Gardner PH10000000.251.347.440.7880.0
  • a-grounded out for Romine in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B50200015.249.332.436.7681.5
Z. Granite CF41100013.111.200.167.3671.5
J. Mauer 1B31100101.285.360.398.7583.0
M. Sano 3B41100004.270.366.521.8872.0
M. Kepler RF40000013.260.331.435.766-0.5
K. Vargas DH21000122.244.291.432.7231.0
a- E. Escobar DH10110000.273.319.435.7542.0
E. Rosario LF40220000.289.326.463.7896.0
E. Adrianza SS30100101.292.342.400.7422.0
J. Castro C40100024.217.313.362.6751.0
  • a-singled for Vargas in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Frazier 2 (3), C. Headley (20), G. Cooper 2 (3), A. Romine (6)
  • RBI - G. Cooper, A. Romine (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Romine
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Rosario 2 (16), J. Castro (14)
  • RBI - E. Escobar (29), E. Rosario 2 (30)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Judge (4)
  • DP - A. Judge, A. Romine
  • E - B. Mitchell (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Mauer, B. Dozier, E. Adrianza
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Mitchell5.06212204.291.437.0
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.04221506.001.67-0.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Mitchell5.0
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Mejia5.15110404.221.4411.0
T. Duffey (BS, 1)1.12110304.801.331.5
T. Rogers (W, 5-1)1.11002001.981.107.0
B. Kintzler (S, 26)1.00000102.181.0210.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Mejia5.1
T. Duffey (BS, 1)1.1
T. Rogers (W, 5-1)1.1
B. Kintzler (S, 26)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Smith
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Mitchell 90-55, C. Smith 60-38
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Mitchell 7-6, C. Smith 4-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Mitchell 23, C. Smith 14
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Rogers 2 (4)
  • HBP - A. Mejia (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Mejia 76-49, T. Duffey 22-19, T. Rogers 12-6, B. Kintzler 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Mejia 4-7, T. Duffey 1-0, T. Rogers 3-0, B. Kintzler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Mejia 21, T. Duffey 6, T. Rogers 6, B. Kintzler 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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TwinsMIN47-45
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Ellsbury CF30000012.258.332.374.7050.5
C. Frazier LF40200001.308.317.7181.0354.0
A. Judge RF30000112.311.432.6491.0810.5
M. Holliday DH40100013.250.350.488.8380.5
S. Castro 2B30000113.309.348.480.8280.5
D. Gregorius SS40000022.284.312.454.766-1.0
C. Headley 3B41100000.258.341.371.7123.0
G. Cooper 1B41310010.286.286.500.7866.5
A. Romine C30110012.237.291.314.6052.5
a- B. Gardner PH10000000.251.347.440.7880.0
Total3328202815-----
  • a-grounded out for Romine in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B50200015.249.332.436.7681.5
Z. Granite CF41100013.111.200.167.3671.5
J. Mauer 1B31100101.285.360.398.7583.0
M. Sano 3B41100004.270.366.521.8872.0
M. Kepler RF40000013.260.331.435.766-0.5
K. Vargas DH21000122.244.291.432.7231.0
a- E. Escobar DH10110000.273.319.435.7542.0
E. Rosario LF40220000.289.326.463.7896.0
E. Adrianza SS30100101.292.342.400.7422.0
J. Castro C40100024.217.313.362.6751.0
Total34410303723-----
  • a-singled for Vargas in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Frazier 2 (3), C. Headley (20), G. Cooper 2 (3), A. Romine (6)
  • RBI - G. Cooper, A. Romine (19)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Romine
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Rosario 2 (16), J. Castro (14)
  • RBI - E. Escobar (29), E. Rosario 2 (30)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Judge (4)
  • DP - A. Judge, A. Romine
  • E - B. Mitchell (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Mauer, B. Dozier, E. Adrianza
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Mitchell5.06212204.291.437.0
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.04221506.001.67-0.5
Total8.01043370---
PITCHERSIP
B. Mitchell5.0
C. Smith (L, 0-1)3.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Mejia5.15110404.221.4411.0
T. Duffey (BS, 1)1.12110304.801.331.5
T. Rogers (W, 5-1)1.11002001.981.107.0
B. Kintzler (S, 26)1.00000102.181.0210.5
Total9.0822280---
PITCHERSIP
A. Mejia5.1
T. Duffey (BS, 1)1.1
T. Rogers (W, 5-1)1.1
B. Kintzler (S, 26)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Smith
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Mitchell 90-55, C. Smith 60-38
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Mitchell 7-6, C. Smith 4-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Mitchell 23, C. Smith 14
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Rogers 2 (4)
  • HBP - A. Mejia (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Mejia 76-49, T. Duffey 22-19, T. Rogers 12-6, B. Kintzler 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Mejia 4-7, T. Duffey 1-0, T. Rogers 3-0, B. Kintzler 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Mejia 21, T. Duffey 6, T. Rogers 6, B. Kintzler 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Rosario doubled to right, Sano scored, Escobar to third24
    Escobar singled to left, Mauer scored, Sano to third23
  • 7TH INNING
    Cooper doubled to left, Headley scored22
  • 5TH INNING
    Romine doubled to deep right center, Cooper scored12
  • 3RD INNING
    Kepler safe at first on Mitchell fielding error, Granite scored, Mauer to third, Kepler to second02
  • 2ND INNING
    Rosario doubled to center, Vargas scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Taylor Rogers
    • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Headley flied out to left
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • Brett Gardner hit for Austin Romine
    • B. Gardner: Brett Gardner facing Brandon Kintzler
    • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. Rogers Pitching:
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Frazier doubled to left
    • A. Judge: Judge intentionally walked
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Holliday grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Frazier to third, Judge out at second
    • S. Castro: Castro intentionally walked
    • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius grounded bunt out to catcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer singled to right
    • M. Sano: Foul, Ball, Sano singled to left, Mauer to second
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Kepler struck out on foul tip
    • Eduardo Escobar hit for Kennys Vargas
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Escobar singled to left, Mauer scored, Sano to third
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Strike swinging, Rosario doubled to right, Sano scored, Escobar to third
    • E. Adrianza: Adrianza intentionally walked
    • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Duffey Pitching:
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Gregorius struck out on foul tip
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Headley doubled to left center
    • G. Cooper: Cooper doubled to left, Headley scored
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • Taylor Rogers relieved Tyler Duffey
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Ball, Ellsbury grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
    • B. Dozier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • Z. Granite: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Granite struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Mejia Pitching:
    • C. Frazier: Frazier doubled to shallow left
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Judge flied out to deep center, Frazier to third
    • Tyler Duffey relieved Adalberto Mejia
    • M. Holliday: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Holliday grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Caleb Smith relieved Bryan Mitchell
    • K. Vargas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Vargas struck out looking
    • E. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to first
    • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Adrianza grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Mejia Pitching:
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius grounded out to first
    • C. Headley: Ball, Headley flied out to center
    • G. Cooper: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Cooper doubled to right center
    • A. Romine: Foul, Romine doubled to deep right center, Cooper scored
    • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury lined out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mauer grounded out to third
    • M. Sano: Sano flied out to deep right
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Mejia Pitching:
    • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ellsbury hit by pitch
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Frazier flied out to left
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ellsbury out at second
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Holliday singled to left center, Judge to third
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Castro lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to first
    • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Adrianza reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Castro doubled to deep left, Adrianza to third
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier lined out to second
    • Z. Granite: Strike looking, Ball, Granite grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Mejia Pitching:
    • C. Headley: Foul, Headley fouled out to first
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Cooper reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cooper out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dozier singled to right
    • Z. Granite: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Granite singled to left center, Dozier to second
    • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer walked, Dozier to third, Granite to second
    • M. Sano: Sano lined into double play right to catcher, Dozier out at home
    • M. Kepler: Kepler safe at first on Mitchell fielding error, Granite scored, Mauer to third, Kepler to second
    • K. Vargas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vargas struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Mejia Pitching:
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castro lined out to shortstop
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Vargas: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vargas walked
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario doubled to center, Vargas scored
    • E. Adrianza: Foul, Adrianza grounded out to shortstop, Rosario to third
    • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Mejia Pitching:
    • J. Ellsbury: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ellsbury struck out looking
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded out to third
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Mitchell Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier singled to left center
    • Z. Granite: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Granite reached on fielder's choice to second, Dozier out at second
    • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Mauer flied out to center
    • M. Sano: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sano flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)