This will be quick, I am running late for an all-day meeting and yes, I know, it’s 6:46am on Saturday morning.
The Yankees came from behind to win in dramatic springtime fashion over the Twins, 4-2. Mark Teixeira hit his first home run as a Yankee, with a solo blast to right field off Twins closer Joe Nathan in the sixth inning. Todd Linden belted a solo home run in the eighth to knot the game at 2. Francisco Cervelli then drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly to right field later in the eighth. Austin Jackson added an insurance run with homer in the ninth.
Right-hander Phil Hughes gave up one run on three hits over his 4 1/3 innings. Jason Johnson pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed one run on three hits. Anthony Claggett and Dave Robertson both pitched a frame. Robertson was hot, striking out all three batters he faced. Kei Igawa came in for .2 of an inning and walked two batters.
The Yankees are set to host the Tigers today at 1:15. Right-hander Joba Chamberlain will get the start for New York.