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Yankees settle in for Minnesota win

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 18, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This time, a home run call went the Yankees way, and for a while that seemed to make all the difference. A two-run Twins homer was overturned in the first inning, and that stood as the difference until the Yankees pulled away in the ninth for an 8-4 win in Minnesota. Justin Morneau’s first-inning homer was reviewed and ruled foul, and that loomed large until Francisco Cervelli’s two-out, two-run single in the ninth. Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones went deep for the Yankees, with Swisher and Jones going back-to-back in a key three-run fifth. CC Sabathia allowed 10 hits, but four of them came in the first two innings, and he settled in (for the most part) to strikeout nine and get his first win since August 1.

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