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Donaldson, Cruz homers off Chapman lift Twins over Yanks 7-5

The Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano, center hugs Nelson Cruz after Cruz's two-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 7-5. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Giancarlo Stanton drove a slider off the end of his bat 422 feet for a three-run, first-inning homer off J.A. Happ, Gio Urshela also homered and an all right-handed New York Yankees lineup built a 5-2 lead by the sixth inning. 

But Chapman blew a save for the second time in 14 chances as he allowed all four batters to reach.