The Yankees have placed Jayson Nix on the DL and signed infielder Luis Cruz who will play shortstop tonight and bat eighth.
The Twins announced the decision about four hours before the scheduled game. On Sunday morning, light snow was falling, and the forecast called for rain and a high of 38 degrees.
About five inches of heavy, wet snow fell Thursday in the Twin Cities area, and a crew of dozens worked throughout the morning, afternoon and evening to remove snow from the seating bowl and other areas at the ballpark.
When the thunder and lightning doesn’t happen — it may not against the better pitchers they’ll face in the ALDS — it would be a comfort for Girardi to know that the Yankees can still generate some high, crooked numbers without leaving the yard.
Curtis Granderson hit an inside-the-park home run for the New York Yankees in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Mark Teixeira hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning to rally the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Wednesday night in Game 1 of the AL division series.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New York Sen. Charles Schumer have a friendly bet riding on the Twins-Yankees playoff series.
The New York Yankees are starting the 2010 MLB playoffs on the road.
Last year, the New York Yankees christened their billion-dollar ballpark with a World Series title. This time, the Minnesota Twins are hoping their new downtown home can help supply the same October charm.