- (Reuters/Steve Nesius)
New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins takes place at Target Field on Tuesday night as the 2012 season draws closer to a conclusion. The game starts at 8.10 p.m ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Yankees are looking to at least maintain their lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East. At the moment New York has a 1.5 game lead and will be looking to maintain or extend that with a victory against the Twins tonight.
It has been reported that Phil Hughes will take the mound tonight, and the Yankees will be hoping he can hit form following an inconsistent month so far. Hughes pitched a shut out in seven innings against the Boston Red Sox, and prior to that he threw six innings of two-run ball against the Orioles. However, in his most recent game in which he started he allowed four to the Toronto Blue Jays over just five innings. He was lucky that the Yankees still came through that game with a win. He was not so lucky against the Orioles where he let five runs through five innings, and the Yankees went on to lose.
The Twins will have a more inexperienced pitcher in their ranks today in Vasquez. They are also only 1-3 in the games where Vasquez has taken the mound.
The Yankees will be favorites to win this game and continue their march to the AL East.
New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins takes place from 8.10 p.m. and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.