The Twins needed something to break their way to get the win against the Yankees at home, and doggone it, they got the break they were looking for.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th, Trevor Plouffe hits a little nothing ball back to the pitcher that looks like it will result in a double play. The force is recorded at home, but Francisco Cervelli’s throw to first is wide and the winning run is allowed to score.
The Yankees tried to argue that Plouffe interfered with the throw but no dice. No joy for the Yankees. Lots of joy for the Twins as they take the game 2-1 in 11 innings.
On the replay, you can see just how terrible Cervelli’s throw was. That sucker was just airmailed. Never had a chance to get the runner at first. I swear, that ball looks like it has wings on it.
I guess Cervelli just lost the grip. The Twins will take it. Considering their history against the Yankees, they will take wins against New York any way they can get them.