Depleted by injuries to their biggest stars, the New York Yankees were sagging in the relentless AL East race when they arrived in Minnesota.
Four games against their longtime punching bag later, the Yankees have some momentum back.
Vernon Wells drove in three runs and the Yankees pounded rookie Kyle Gibson and the Twins 9-5 on Thursday to finish the sweep, their first series victory in almost four weeks.
''It's a new month, and hopefully this is a time that we're going to turn this around,'' Ichiro Suzuki said through his interpreter after tallying three hits, including a two-run triple.
Travis Hafner had three hits and scored twice, and Zoilo Almonte and Alberto Gonzalez also drove in runs for the Yankees, who scored 29 runs over the four games. They didn't even need their usual super-sized contribution from Robinson Cano, whose streak of six straight multihit games ended without reaching base. He still batted .500 on this seven-game road trip with 11 RBIs.
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