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Oct 7 – First Blood: Yanks Breeze Over Twins 7-2

Take Game #1 with Homers by Jeter, Matsui, CC Cruises

nyy2-logo(Bronx, NY) – The Yanks opened their first playoff series in the new stadium with the respect the franchise deserves:  a solid win over the visiting Twins, fresh off their dramatic win of the AL Central the night before.

There were a lot of big hits on offense but in reality that 2-run shot by Jeter to tie the game was probably the biggest as it got the Yanks bank into it and seemed to loosen everyone up.  Swisher hit a nice double down the line to give the Yanks the lead at 3-2 and Matsui’s left center yard shot made it 6-2 and things seemed to be in control.  A-Rod added 2 different RBI singles as well while the bullpen, led by a big K from Phil Hughes in the bottom of the 7th to get C.C. out of jam was huge.  Even Mo finished things up in the 9th with a 5-run lead, but driven by the off day on Thursday.

See Yanks-Twins boxscore here.

2 Responses

  1. Let see A.J. Burnett and Jose Molina worked well together and execute their pitches on Friday night along with the Yankees offense such as A-Rod, Jeter, Swisher, and Matsui along with Texieira!!!!

  2. They made it look easy last night! Now lets see Burnett and the offense have solid game on Friday Night- and then off to Minnesota…

    Team looked good all around against a tired Twins squad.

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