For one night, it was almost as if the Twins were back. Better than back, actually, considering they had not won two games in a season at Yankee Stadium since 2001 -- Tom Kelly's final season as manager.
Grim realities likely await this club, but its 6-5 triumph over the Yankees on Wednesday night (giving the Twins two of three games in the series) was downright moving -- and not simply because Minnesota had been 3-8 on the season or that manager Ron Gardenhire had been 7-33 in the Bronx.
First baseman Justin Morneau, finally healthy, hit two home runs. Right-hander Jason Marquis, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., pitched five gritty innings to win his Twins debut -- a debut delayed by a life-threatening injury his daughter Reese, 7, suffered last month.
Reese is recovering quite well after lacerating her liver in a bike accident, and she was at Yankee Stadium along with the rest of Marquis family and about 50 other friends and relatives.
What they witnessed was a game typical of...