Kubel 5 RBI To Lead Twins Over Yankees
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jason Kubel ended Minnesota's long power
drought in a big way, belting two home runs and driving in five
runs in the Twins' 8-2 victory over the New York Yankees on
Kubel hit a solo homer in the sixth, a three-run shot in the
seventh and had an RBI double for the Twins, who had gone eight
games and 349 plate appearances without a home run before the lefty
broke the skid.
Robinson Cano had two hits and two RBIs and Mark Teixeira had
two hits for the Yankees, who took two of three games in the
Nick Blackburn (6-1) gave up two runs and nine hits in seven
innings to help Minnesota beat the Yankees for just the second time
in 13 games.
Javier Vazquez (3-5) allowed five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3
innings and took the loss.