Voit’s double lifts surging Yanks to 7-5 win over Twins

NEW YORK (AP) – Luke Voit hit a two-run double out of the leadoff spot in New York’s four-run third inning and the surging Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 Thursday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.

Kyle Higashioka homered and started the four-run inning with an RBI double. Both hits scored Bronx native Andrew Velazquez, who had two hits and also stole a base – New York’s 30th since the All-Star break.

Giancarlo Stanton added a homer in the eighth. Jake Cave homered and Jorge Polanco drove in three runs for Minnesota.

Polanco also added a two-out RBI single off Zack Britton in the eighth and Miguel Sanó homered off Chad Green in the ninth.