Yankees Beat Twins 8-1
The Twins lost 8-1 Friday night at home against the N.Y. Yankees. Russell Martin hit a pair of homeruns and Mark Teixiera had 2 hits and 3 RBIs for the Yankees. Kevin Slowey allowed 6 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homerun accounting for the lone Twins run.
Minnesota falls to 54-70 and is 12 games back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central. The Twins host the Yankees again tonight at 6:10, pregame on WJON at 5:35.