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Yankees, Tanaka Top Twins 7-4

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The Twins lost 7-4 at home to the New York Yankees Thursday night.  Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 innings with 9 hits and 4 earned runs allowed to get the win for the Yankees and he improves to 12-3.  Phil Hughes allowed 8 hits and 7 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss for the Twins.  Carlos Beltran hit a 3-run homerun in the Yankees’ 4-run 5th inning.

The Twins had 2 hits and 1 runs scored from both Brian Dozier and Sam Fuld.  Eduardo Escobar, Chris Parmelee and Kurt Suzuki each had 1 hit and 1 RBI for the Twins.

Minnesota falls to 38-46 and is now 11 games back of the Yankees for first place in the American League Central.  The Twins host the Yankees again today at 2:10, pregame on WJON at 1:40.  Kyle Gibson (7-6) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and Chase Whitley (3-2) toes the rubber for the Yankees.

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