NEW YORK -- Though the Yankees struggled to cobble together offense against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, they came away with a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium after Eduardo Escobar booted a grounder off the bat of Starlin Castro in the eighth inning, allowing Aaron Hicks to score the go-ahead run.
"It was hit hard," Escobar said through an interpreter. "At that point, there's not much you can do other than throw your glove at it. That's not an excuse, but it was hit pretty hard."
Joshua Needelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York and covered the Yankees on Saturday.
Do-Hyoung Park is a reporter for MLB.com based in Minneapolis and covered the Twins on Saturday.
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