Curtis Granderson Hits 3 Home Runs In 4 Innings As Yankees Lead Twins

The Twins have a chance to take three of four in New York on Thursday night, but Yankees' center fielder Curtis Granderson is making it very hard on them. In three at bats, Granderson has hit not one, not two, but three home runs and the Yankees have a 7-6 lead heading into the bottom half of the sixth.

Granderson hit 41 home runs for the Yankees last year (21 at home and 20 on the road), but has never had a three home run game. He did have four two home run games last year, though.

The Twins scored four unearned runs in the top of the first inning off Phil Hughes, but the Yankees responded with three in the bottom half, three more in the second, and another in the fourth on Granderson's third home run. Twins starter Anthony Swarzak lasted just 2.2 innings in allowing six runs on eight hits.

In the top of the sixth inning, Ryan Doumit hit a two-run homer to cut the Twins' deficit to one.

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

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