Jerry Mumphrey hit a two-run single with two out in the eighth inning last night to complete a three-run rally as the New York Yankees beat the Twins, 4-3, in Minneapolis.
George Frazier (3-1) relieved Matt Keough--who had a no-hitter through six innings--in the seventh and got the win, holding the Twins hitless over the last 2 2/3 innings with six strikeouts. The two Yankees combined on a three-hitter.
Willie Randolph opened the New York eighth with a walk and Graig Nettles beat out an infield single to chase starter Frank Viola. Loser Rick Lysander (2-8) entered and allowed a single to Dave Winfield that scored Randolph to make it 3-2.
With two out, reliever Ron Davis walked pinch hitter Steve Kemp to load the bases. Mumphrey then singled to center on a 3-and-2 pitch, scoring Nettles and Winfield.
The Twins scored three unearned runs in the seventh after being held without a hit by Keough. The first two batters in the inning, Gary Ward and Kent Hrbek, were safe on errors and Randy Bush hit a soft liner to center for Minnesota's first hit, scoring Ward.
Gary Gaetti followed with a single to left to drive in Hrbek and pinch hitter Mickey Hatcher singled in Bush for a 3-1 lead to knock out Keough.