Bronx, New York (AP) – Justin Morneau hit two mammoth homers and Jason Marquis won his Minnesota debut with his healthy daughter in the stands, send the Twins to a 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Morneau, Marquis lead Twins past Yankeees 6-5
Joe Mauer and Jamey Carroll each had an RBI double in a four-run first inning against Hiroki Kuroda, helping the Twins improve to 9-34 at Yankee Stadium – including the playoffs – since Ron Gardenhire became manager in 2002. Minnesota has won two of three in the four-game set.
Morneau hit a two-run shot in the first and a solo drive in the fifth that chased Kuroda, who was coming off an excellent outing in New York’s home opener Friday.