The Twins won 7-3 in the Bronx against the Yankees Monday night in the first game of a 4-game series. Minnesota scored 2 runs in the 1st inning, 2 in the 5th and 2 more in the 8th. The New York Yankees hit back to back homeruns off Carl Pavano in the first inning before Pavano settled down. Pavano allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to get the win. Joe Mauer went 3-4 with a run scored and 1 RBI, Justin Morneau was 2-5 with a solo homerun and Ryan Doumit and Jamey Carroll each had 2 hits for Minnesota.