Wednesday's Major League Baseball action included the new york yankees taking on the Minnesota Twins in an early afternoon contest. The two teams currently holding the two American League wild card spots battled it out in the final installment of their regular season series. In today's meeting, the Yankees routed the Twins 11-3 with Aaron Judge hitting another Home Run to add to his impressive rookie resume. Here's the latest Yankees vs. Twins game recap including top performers, statistics, a standings update, and what's next for these teams.

MLB game recap

In the third inning, the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge got his 45th home run of the season as he smacked an 0-2 pitch from Bartolo Colon out of the park. Judge is now approaching the rookie single-season record for home runs, which is 49, set by former Oakland A's star Mark McGwire.

Meanwhile, fellow Yankees player Didi Gregarious took over a record set by former Yankees great Derek Jeter. Gregarious hit his 25th home run of the season in the game which became the most for a Yankees' shortstop. Jeter had 24 of them back in the 1999 season.

Also hitting a home run in today's 11-3 game was catcher Gary Sanchez -- who knocked out his 25th for the season.

His home run came in the third inning with no men on base, shortly after Judge hit a shot with a man on. Gregarious was part of the six-running fourth inning as he hit a three-run home run.

The Minnesota Twins only managed to put three runs on the board in the top of the third inning. Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco combined for the three RBIs.

Both players hit singles, but on Polanco's, both Jason Castro and Brian Dozier were able to score runs.

Picking up today's win was Chasen Shreve (4-1) who worked three innings and struck out three batters. Colon took the loss and is now 4-6 for the season. With today's win, the New York Yankees won the season series over Minnesota 4-2.

Standings & what's next

Today's win brings the New York Yankees' record to 85-67 and 46-28 on the road. They still trail the Boston Red Sox for the AL East by at least two games but are holding the top AL Wild Card spot. Next up for New York is a visit to play the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday beginning at 7:07 p.m. Eastern Time. Masahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees.

Wednesday's loss drops the Minnesota Twins to 78-74 this season. The team holds the second of two American League Wild Card spots. They'll be on the road tomorrow when they visit the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time. Adalberto Mejia will be on the mound for Minnesota.