Jason Marquis was spotted four runs before he ever took the mound in his Twins debut Wednesday.
He nearly gave that lead right back in his first-ever inning in a Minnesota uniform and his first start since Aug. 14 of last season, when he suffered a broken leg.
Marquis' first inning of work as a Twin was a shaky one, as he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks against the New York Yankees, who quickly cut Minnesota's lead to 4-3. But, when all was said and done Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, Marquis earned the win as the Twins beat New York, 6-5.
After the Twins scored four runs in the top of the first, the Yankees quickly answered against Marquis. The bottom of the first started with a single by Derek Jeter, and Marquis then walked Curtis Granderson on four pitches. After Mark Teixeira flew out for the first out, Robinson Cano doubled in Jeter. Granderson and Cano scored one at-bat later on Nick Swisher's grounder up the middle off Marquis.
The Yankees wouldn't score agai...