NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees hits his third home run of the game in the fourth inning as Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins looks on at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Twins Vs. Yankees: Minnesota Settles For Series Split

The Twins settled for a split on Thursday night, as the Yankees' four homers, including three from Curtis Granderson, were too much to overcome.

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Twins Vs. Yankees Final Score: Minnesota Bullpen Hangs On For 6-5 Victory

Closer Matt Capps made things a tad uncomfortable in the final inning, but quickly righted the ship to preserve a 6-5 Minnesota Twins victory in New York on Wednesday night.

The Twins totaled 13 hits as a team, and were paced by designated hitter Justin Morneau's 3-for-4 night from the plate that included a pair of home runs and three RBI. The strong game moved Morneau's season average to .279, and also boosted his slugging percentage all the way up to .605. No. 9 batter Alexi Casilla also turned in a 3-for-4 night at the dish and stole his second base of the season.

Picking up the win for Minnesota was starter Jason Marquis, who went five innings and scattered seven hits with four runs allowed. Marquis bested New York's highly-touted offseason acquisition Hiroki Kuroda, who himself left the game after throwing just 81 pitches in 4.1 innings, falling to 1-2 on the year.

With two wins in three days over the Yankees, Minnesota will send 26-year-old starter Anthony Swarzak to the mound on Thursday in the series finale.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more MLB coverage, check out Baseball Nation.

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Twins Vs. Yankees Final Score: Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer Power Minnesota To 7-3 Win In New York

The Minnesota Twins saw some familiar power from the M&M portion of their lineup and defeated the New York Yankees in the first of four at Yankee Stadium on Monday night, 7-3.

Joe Mauer doubled twice en route to a three-hit game and Justin Morneau, making his debut at first base this season, hit a towering home run in the sixth inning to lead the Twins past the Yankees. Carl Pavano got the win against his former team in throwing seven strong innings and striking out six. He did not allow a run after giving up three in the bottom of the first.

Minnesota scored twice in the first, twice in the fifth, once in the sixth and twice more in the eighth. Every single hitter in the lineup had a hit tonight.

Game 2 of the series will be Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. More on the New York Yankees can be found at Pinstripe Alley. For more on MLB in general check out Baseball Nation.

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