Aaron Hicks smacked a three-run homer as the Twins topped the Yankees 10-4 in the rubber match of a weekend series in the Bronx. Justin Morneau went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while Brian Dozier, Jamey Carroll and Pedro Florimon also plated a run and scored a run each for Minnesota. Kyle Gibson gave up three runs, two earned, in five-plus innings to even his record at 2-and-2.
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