Ervin Santana

Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees' 2-1 win over Twins

With the Yankees barely clinging to a late lead in a game with October implications, Aroldis Chapman made fast work of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins.

Really fast.

Throwing all four pitches at least 100 mph, Chapman worked out of big trouble in the eighth inning and New York edged Minnesota 2-1 on Monday night to increase its AL wild-card cushion.

"Just a huge performance from him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said .

Aaron Judge hit his 44th home run , Todd Frazier's sacrifice fly snapped a sixth-inning tie and Jaime Garcia gave the Yankees a splendid outing against the team that traded him this year after only one start. New York, still three...

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