Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/1/13

NEW YORK - JANUARY 31: Houston Astro Andy Pettitte speaks to the press at the 26th Annual Thurman Munson Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on January 31, 2006 in New York City. The dinner remembers the late Yankee catcher Thurman Munson who died tragically in a 1979 plane crash.( Photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)
The New York Yankees are looking to put an ugly June behind them in which they finished tied for the third-worst record in baseball. Having Andy Pettitte on the mound to face the Minnesota Twins could help them avoid their first six-game losing streak in six seasons. Pettitte has won his last 10 overall decisions against the Twins and will start Monday night for the visiting Yankees in the opener of a four-game set. New York (42-39) has totaled 13 runs while batting .238 during its second five-game slide of the season - both have come in the past three weeks. The Yankees finished 11-16 in June to match Seattle, and now look to avoid their first six-game skid since dropping seven straight April 20-27, 2007. Sunday night's 4-2 loss at Baltimore capped a weekend in which New York went 6 for 32 with runners in scoring position. The Yankees are hitting .236 in that department for the AL's second-worst mark. "This is like life," manager Joe Girardi said. "Everything is not going to be eas...
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