Granderson hits 3 homers, Yankees beat Twins 7-6 20 Apr 12

Bronx, New York (AP) – Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

Granderson homered in each of his first three at-bats, driving in four runs and helped Phil Hughes overcome a four-run first to secure his first victory of the season.

Mark Teixeira hit his first home run of the year and the Yankees earned a split of the four-game series. The Twins have not won a series in New York since 2001, a year before Ron Gardenhire took over as their manager.