Yankees Hit a New Gear Against a Familiar Foil: The Twins

“Tonight was a great night, up and down the lineup,” Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said.

It is still early, of course, with about 87 percent of the season still to be played, but the win streak is the first indication that this rebuilt, retooled and significantly younger Yankees team might be equipped to challenge, or exceed, the unexpected success of the 2017 version, which came within one win of going to the World Series.

Masahiro Tanaka bounced back from a pair of poor outings to work into the seventh inning against the Twins, allowing one run on three hits, and the rookie infielder Miguel Andujar homered in the second inning and doubled in the sixth, and now has 12 extra-base hits out of his 18 hits this season.

They also got a significant contribution from Stanton, who was…

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