The Twins defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 in exhibition play in Florida Sunday afternoon.  Joe Benson and Danny Valencia each hit solo homeruns and Mike Hollimon hit a 3-run homerun for Minnesota.  Nick Blackburn threw 3 shutout innings with 3 hits allowed and 1 strikeout.

The Twins are 5-5 this spring and will play Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Complex in Florida at 12:05 today, pregame on WJON at 12:00.