Last night, Adam Engel made an outstanding grab to rob Yankees first baseman Greg Bird of a three-run home run. It was ultimately for naught, as the White Sox went on to lose 7-0.
Engel played hero again on Tuesday night against the Yankees, this time robbing Kyle Higashioka of a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning. Engel’s catch prevented the Yankees from tying the game at 1-1. It also kept Reynaldo Lopez‘s no-hit bid alive.
Lopez would lose his no-hit bid the next inning, as Aaron Hicks led off the frame with a ground-rule double to left-center. He was, however, stranded on base. The Yankees tied the game at 1-1 when Miguel Andujar led off the seventh with a solo home run off of Lopez.
The Yankees threatened early against the Twins in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew leadoff walks Martín Pérez, bringing up slugger Edwin Encarnación. Encarnación battled Pérez, ultimately rolling over on the ninth pitch, a change-up. Third baseman Luis Arraez gobbled it up and stepped on the third base bag, then fired to Jonathan Schoop at second base for the second out. Schoop got the ball over to Miguel Sanó at first base just in time to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.
It’s the second triple play turned this year, as the White Sox also accomplished a 5-4-3 double play on May 22 against the Astros. The Twins’ last triple play occurred on June 1, 2017 against the Angels, also a 5-4-3 triple-killing.
The Yankees were eventually able to generate some offense in the third inning on a Gio Urshela solo homer and an RBI single from Encarnación. It’s a 2-2 game as this gets published.