With the help of an Alex Rodriguez grand slam, the New York Yankees have knocked off the Minnesota Twins 8-4 in the Bronx.

  • Yankees 8 (66-52), Twins 4 (59-60)
  • Win: Nick Rumbelow (1-0)
  • Loss: J.R. Graham (0-1)
  • Save: Andrew Miller (27)

Ladies and gentlemen, we officially have an Alex Rodriguez sighting.

The man who has only hit .143 in the month of August for his New York Yankees, and hasn’t hit a home run since July 27 at August, broke out in a major way tonight against the Minnesota Twins.

A classic A-Rod stroke in the seventh inning turned a Yankees 3-2 deficit into a 6-3 lead with the grand slam, his 24th dinger of the season.

C.C. Sabathia started the game and only yielded one run through six innings. It was the top of the seventh that got him in a little bit of trouble. He was charged for three earned runs in that inning alone.

Solid bullpen work from Nick Rumbelow (who earned his first MLB win tonight), Justin Wilson and Andrew Miller finished it out.

Both teams will wrap of this three-game set tomorrow in the Bronx with New York looking for the sweep.

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