Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Vernon Wells went 2-for-4 with three RBI
and a run scored to help the New York Yankees complete a four-game sweep of
the Minnesota Twins with a 9-5 triumph Thursday at Target Field.
Ichiro Suzuki finished a homer shy of the cycle and plated a pair of runs to
go with two runs scored, while Luis Cruz and Zoilo Almonte added two hits and
an RBI apiece for the Yankees, who swept a four-game set from the Twins in
Minnesota for the first time since April 18-21, 2003.
David Phelps (6-5) yielded four runs on eight hits while striking out five
over 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory.
Justin Morneau smacked a pair of solo home runs for the Twins, with Brian
Dozier, Joe Mauer and Pedro Florimon each adding an RBI in the setback,
Minnesota's fifth in a row.
Kyle Gibson (1-1), making his second career start, was shelled for eight runs
on 11 hits over 5 1/3 frames to absorb the loss.
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