Twins knock three homers, Blackburn sharp in win over Yankees

The Twins had hit only three home runs in their first nine spring training games. They equaled that in one afternoon as Danny Valencia, Joe Benson, and Mike Holliman went long. Nick Blackburn's three shutout innings got the job done against New York's split squad.
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The Twins had hit only three home runs in their first nine spring training games. They equaled that in one afternoon as Danny Valencia, Joe Benson, and Mike Holliman went long. Nick Blackburn's three shutout innings got the job done against New York's split squad.

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