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Yankees Beat Twins, 8-3

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The Yankees (6-5) bats were hot on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins (3-8). The Yanks pounded out 13 hits in the 8-3 victory. Each hitter in the starting lineup produced a base hit with the exception of Alex Rodriguez. The bottom of the lineup was exceptionally impressive tonight; Eduardo Nunez, Brett Gardner and backup catcher Chris Stewart all had two hits and combined for five RBI. Gardner had two doubles and scored three runs.  Derek Jeter had an RBI single scoring Gardner in the fifth, extending his hitting streak to eight games. Andruw Jones had two hits including a solo home run in the fourth off Matt Maloney, his second of the year.

C.C. Sabathia got his first win of the season with a strong outing. He went 7 1/3 innings gave up three runs on four hits and struck out seven.  Twins starter Francisco Liriano didn’t make it past the third inning. Liriano gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings.

Josh Willingham continues to hit well in his hot start for the Twins. He homered off of C.C. Sabathia in the fifth inning. He now has five homers to go along with a .375 batting average.

The Yankees play the Twins again on Wednesday. Jason Marquis will make his first start of the season for the Twins while Hiroki Kuroda (1-1 2.63) will start for the Yankees. Pregame begins at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.

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