To begin the game, it would be Luis Arraez, Byron Buxton, and Carlos Correa homering in that sequence.
The final line for the Yankees’ ace: 2 1/3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
The five home runs allowed are the most in a game in Cole’s career. He previously allowed three home runs in a game six different times, most recently June 27 last season against the Red Sox. He had never before even allowed four home runs in a game.
Nonetheless, the Yankees prevailed.
Ah yes, the good ol’ back-to-back-to-back home runs to start the game. Cole would walk the next hitter, but then settle in to strike out the next three hitters. Joey Gallo then clubbed a two-run home run in the top of the second inning to tie the game, 3-3, so this game was always far from over. But the Twins’ barrage of Cole continued. In the bottom of the second, Buxton hit a three-run homer to push the Twins’ lead to 6-3. Trevor Larnach added another in the third to chase Cole.