Correa answers boos with go-ahead HR, Twins top Yanks 4-3

by | Sep 9, 2022 | Sports

NEW YORK — Carlos Correa responded to booing Yankees fans with a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat New York 4-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game sweep.Correa’s two-out drive off former Fordham pitcher Greg Weissert followed an unsuccessful video review called by the Yankees after what New York thought should have been the third out. The Yankees maintained Wandy Peralta (2-4) got to first in time on the flip from first baseman Marwin Gonzalez on Jake Cave’s grounder, but replays showed Peralta trapped the ball with his glove against his body.Yankees manager Aaron Boone bounded from the dugout to argue with crew chief Larry Vanover and threw his hands up in frustration before leaving the field.“I think he’s out and we’ve got to live with the (call) stands, so that’s just how the system goes,” Boone said. One out later, Correa connected on a 1-2 slider for his 18th homer, his second in two days. It gave Minnesota a 4-2 lead and he pounded his chest in the direction of his dugout while rounding third base.“There’s extra motivation when you play on such a big stage like Yankee Stadium and you’re the villain,” said Correa, a New York fan target for his role in the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. “The fans, they’re in the game every single moment and the …

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