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.