Originally written September 24, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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The Minnesota Twins have proved they're capable of playing spoiler down the stretch, but doing so against the New York Yankees may be a bit more difficult -- especially with Andy Pettitte on the mound. Pettitte looks to extend his long unbeaten run against Minnesota by helping the visiting Yankees earn a 26th victory in their last 32 matchups with the Twins in the opener of a three-game series Monday night. Minnesota cost Detroit a shot at first place in the AL Central by sweeping a doubleheader Sunday, winning 10-4 in the first game before a 2-1 victory in 10 innings. It will look to cause similar problems for the East-leading Yankees, but New York has dominated the Twins in recent seasons. The Yankees (88-64), who lead second-place Baltimore by one game, are 25-6 including the postseason versus Minnesota since 2009. Pettitte's individual run against the Twins is even more impressive. The 40-year-old left-hander hasn't lost to Minnesota since April 30, 2001, winnin...
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