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The Minnesota Twins’ charter flight had mechanical problems, forcing the team to change planes.

Manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins arrived at their hotel in New York for their makeup game against the Yankees at about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Baldelli said the team originally was scheduled to arrive at 9:45 p.m. Sunday following a 5-3 loss to Kansas City in Minneapolis.

The game Monday, scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. start, made up an Aug. 22 rainout in the finale of a four-game series.

Minnesota had a quick turnaround and was scheduled to head back home for a day-night doubleheader Tuesday against Cleveland starting at 2:10 p.m. CDT. After a Wednesday night game, the Twins have a day off Thursday before starting a series at Toronto.

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Judge, Sánchez rally Yanks from 5-run deficit over Twins 6-5

Aaron Judge hit a tying three-run homer off Alex Colomé with two outs in the eighth inning, Gary Sánchez lined a winning single in the 10th, and the New York Yankees overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5.

New York, its season spinning out of control in the last two weeks, won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak. It closed within a half-game of AL wild-card leaders Toronto and Boston with 18 games to play.

Gleyber Torres was the automatic runner on second under pandemic rules when Sánchez singled sharply with one out in the 10th off Ralph Garza Jr. (1-3). Torres scored standing up as the Yankees streamed out of the dugout.

Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sanó hit two-run homers in the first inning, and Byron Buxton added a solo homer for a 5-0 lead in the third off rookie Luis Gil.

DJ LeMahieu began the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the sixth that Max Kepler caught with a leap against the right-field wall. Joey Gallo hit his 33rd homer, his eighth with the Yankees, in the seventh off Tyler Duffey.

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Duffey walked pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo leading off the eighth and Brett Gardner with two outs. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, taking issue with the calls of plate umpire Jeff Nelson, was ejected, and Colomé relieved.

Judge, back in the lineup a day after leaving in the third against the Mets because of dizziness, sent a cutter to the opposite field in right for his 33rd homer. Catcher Ryan Jeffers set up low and away, and Colomé left the pitch up and in.

A three-run homer from Aaron Judge provided much of the power for New York in their win over the Twins.
A three-run homer from Aaron Judge provided much of the power for New York in their win over the Twins.Adam Hunger/Associated Press

Clay Holmes (5-1) pitched the 10th after Aroldis Chapman (6-4) stranded two runners when he retired Polanco on a flyout in front of the center-field warning track, part of four scoreless innings by the Yankees bullpen.

New York ended a six-game home losing streak, its longest in a decade.

Guerrero hits MLB-leading 45th HR, Blue Jays rout Rays 8-1

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major league-leading 45th home run, Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-1.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. provided an offensive boost for the Blue Jays in Monday's win.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. provided an offensive boost for the Blue Jays in Monday's win.Jon Blacker/Associated Press

Teoscar Hernández had his first career five-hit game and Bo Bichette added a solo home run, his 24th, as the surging Blue Jays improved to 12-1 in September.

The AL East-leading Rays lost for the fourth time in five games and are 5-7 this month after going 21-6 in August.

Facing lefthander Adam Conley in the sixth, Guerrero lined a 3-1 pitch down the left-field line, breaking a tie with Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani for most home runs in the big leagues.

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In doing so, Guerrero also eclipsed the single-season high set by his Hall of Fame father with Montreal in 2000.

Toronto leads the majors with 232 home runs this year.

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier climbed the wall to make a spectacular catch on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s deep drive in the seventh.

Gurriel had three hits and two RBIs, and Breyvic Valera added three hits and drove in three runs as the Blue Jays maintained their position atop the crowded AL wild-card chase. Toronto began the day tied with Boston, but the Blue Jays have played two fewer games than the Red Sox.

Alcantara takes no-hitter into seventh, Marlins blank Nats 3-0

Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over eight sparkling innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0.

With two outs in the seventh, Josh Bell lined a single off the base of the right-field fence to end Alcantara’s no-hit bid. The righthander then retired his next four batters, leaving with seven strikeouts and no walks after throwing 96 pitches.

Jesus Sanchez had a first-inning RBI single and Alex Jackson doubled home two runs in the ninth. Dylan Floro worked a one-hit ninth for his 11th save.

Alcantara (9-13) was perfect through five innings but Keibert Ruiz reached on second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s error to open the sixth.

In his previous start, Alcantara permitted one run on four hits in nine innings of a no-decision against the Mets, striking out a career-high 14.

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