Yankees lose pitcher to liner to face, beat Twins in 10th

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NEW YORK— Chase Headley hit a bases-loaded grounder in the 10th inning that Minnesota’s five-man infield bobbled and the New York Yankees, after losing starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell to a line drive to the face, beat the Twins 8-7 Monday night.

Brian McCann homered, drove in five runs and sliced a double off left fielder Eddie Rosario’s glove in the 10th that set up the winning misplay. The catcher also threw out three runners trying to steal.

Andrew Miller (1-2) got the victory as the AL East-leading Yankees started off a season-high 10-game homestand with their third win in four games.

The Twins, contending for a wild card, lost to begin a 10-game trip that will later take them to Baltimore and Tampa Bay.