Yankees nip Twins again, 6-5

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The Yankees beat the Twins, 6-5 Friday afternoon at Target Field.

New York jumped starter Kyle Gibson with three runs in the first and second innings to bolt out of the gates to a 6-1 lead.

Gibson was replaced in the third inning, and Minnesota's bullpen held strong the remaining seven frames. Samuel Deduno fired 4 2/3 scoreless innings to stop the bleeding.

But it was too late. Minnesota actually rallied to make it a 6-5 game after three innings, but the Yankee bullpen held strong, too.

Brian Dozier led off the game with his 16th homer of the season and Chris Colabello slugged a home run in his first at-bat at the big league level since May 23.

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Morneau powers Twins past Yankees, 6-5

Justin Morneau finished with three hits, including two home runs and three RBI in the Twins’ 6-4 win over the Yankees. Jason Marquis earned the win in his Twins debut. He struggled in the first inning before settling in for five solid innings. Josh Willingham extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

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