Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 4/17/12

Minnesota Twins 3 — New York Yankees 8

 

Backup catcher Chris Stewart made a splash in tonight’s 8-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.

 

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano went just 2.1 innings after giving up 5 runs on 7 hits, the big blow being a two-run single by Chris Stewart in the 4-run 3rd inning. Andruw Jones hit a long home run, his second of the season, off Matt Maloney, the reliever that followed Liriano. Derek Jeter also drove in two tonight.

 

CC Sabathia was able to get his first win of the season. He went 7.1 innings and gave up 3 runs early and settled down. He struck out 7 while giving up just 4 hits. When he settled down, he had set down 13 straight Twins before he gave up his only walk of his start.

 

Win – CC Sabathia (1-0)

Loss – Francisco Liriano (0-2)

 

Notable

Twins

*Josh Willingham – 1 for 4, R, Solo Home Run (5) in the 2nd, RBI (9)

*Clete Thomas – 1 for 3, R, 2B, RBI (4)

Yankees

*Chris Stewart – 2 for 4, 3 RBI (3)

*Brett Gardner – 2 for 2, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 2B, RBI (3)

 

Current Yankees Record: 6-5

 

Ryan Nakada

@adakannayr

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