Cole pitches streaking Yanks past Twins; Sunday’s game PPD

NEW YORK (AP) – Gerrit Cole struck out Josh Donaldson with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning and got through the sixth throwing shutout ball, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnestoa Twins 7-1 for their season-high ninth straight win.

Giancarlo Stanton had a two-run double during a five-run fifth and Luke Voit remained red hot as the Yankees moved to 21-5 since dropping three of four at Boston in late July.

Bronx-raised infielder Andrew Velazquez hit his first career homer in the eighth inning, bringing his family in the stands to tears.

The 27-year-old journeyman has been staying with his parents since being promoted from Triple-A on Aug. 9.