Justin Morneau hit two mammoth homers and Jason Marquis won his Minnesota debut with his healthy daughter in the stands, sending the Twins to a 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Joe Mauer and Jamey Carroll each had an RBI double in a four-run first inning against Hiroki Kuroda, helping the Twins improve to 9-34 at Yankee Stadium - including the playoffs - since Ron Gardenhire became manager in 2002. Minnesota has won two of three in the four-game set.
Morneau hit a two-run shot in the first and a solo drive in the fifth that chased Kuroda, who was coming off an excellent outing in New York's home opener Friday. The 2006 AL MVP, derailed by a concussion as well as wrist and neck injuries the past two seasons, has four home runs in his last six games - matching his total in 69 games last year.
Robinson Cano hit his first home run of the season for the Yankees and Derek Jeter his fourth. Kuroda (1-2) was roughed up for 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings after taking a ...