Andujar began the season 3-for-28, but he is hitting.316 after homering and getting at least two hits for the sixth time in seven games in a series-opening 14-1 rout of the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Miguel Andujar (run, RBI) had four hits to lead the Yankees: no other player had more than one.
Given the way things have gone, if Berrios is as good as he's been, it will take some offense from the Twins to push this one over but with the hitter friendly dimensions of Yankee Stadium, that's a definite possibility.
"He's continued to make adjustments", Boone said.
Drury was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training to give the Yankees a little more experience than Andujar.
Yankees: 3B Brandon Drury (migraines) is on track to start a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Hicks popped up and Andujar grounded out, but Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer into the visiting bullpen.
"That was cool, because the guys were really excited for him when it fell in", Boone said. Giancarlo Stanton's batting average went from.185 to.224 after he homered and went 4-for-4 with a walk. That ties Mickey Mantle (1955) and Joe DiMaggio (1937) for the longest such streak by a Yankee younger than 24 years old, per researcher Katie Sharp (@ktsharp.) Andujar went 2-for-4 and added a double. He allowed five runs, six hits and two walks in four-plus innings, raising his ERA from 1.63 to 2.84.
The Twins suffered a blowout loss at the hands of the Yankees on Monday night, but that didn't prevent second baseman Brian Dozier from extending his hitting streak to 17 games this season and 24 games overall. And yet, it is not the longest hitting streak of Dozier's career.
Sabathia (1-0) rarely allowed hard contact in his second start back from the disabled list and gave up an unearned run and two hits in six innings.
Sabathia is 19-9 with a 3.16 ERA in 38 career starts against Minnesota.
The Twins are 4-1 in Berrios' last five starts and 2-10 in his last 12 road starts.
That all changed on Monday night when Stanton went yard in a big way in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins.
Berrios is 2-1 with a 1.63 ERA so far after winning 14 games last season.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi reacts on the mound after allowing three runs in a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Monday, April 23, 2018. "When I saw Robbie (Grossman) coming out to the outfield, I figured". He is 2-1 with a 1.63 ERA, a 0.578 WHIP, one walk and 29 strikeouts over 27.2 innings of work on the year.