Look at it this way: The Yankees did get two runs out of a good break.
Look at it another way: They didn’t break the game open, as they could have.
We’ll know in a half-hour or so if this was worth worrying about: a second failed chance to blow out the Twins. Bases loaded, one out with A-Rod and Cano coming up. You couldn’t ask for anything better. But A-Rod struck out and Cano popped out, the latter having failed to get it done an inning earlier.
As for the Twins, they might actually have gained some momentum after having given up two runs to go down yet again, 4-2. Yes, Ron Gardenhire had his say at Hunter Wendelstedt for having blown a call that would have struck out Lance Berkman—possibly costing them their last shot at winning the series. But if you complain afterward, you come off as a whiner. You just take your lumps and move on.
Getting out of that without a five-run spurt was a limited triumph for Minnesota.