Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Andy Pettitte's six scoreless innings were
backed by four home runs as the New York Yankees downed the Minnesota Twins,
6-3, in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field.
Pettitte (5-3) scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out three to win
his 10th straight decision -- including playoffs -- against Minnesota. He has
not lost to the club since April 30, 2001.
Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez each went deep
for the Yankees, who increased their lead over Baltimore for the top spot in
the AL East to 1 1/2 games after the Orioles split a doubleheader with Toronto
Liam Hendriks (1-8) surrendered six runs on eight hits and a walk through 6
1/3 innings for Minnesota, which had its two-game win streak snapped.
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