Rodriguez Powers Yankees Past Twins

Rodriguez and Posada homer, Yankees beat Twins 4-3

      NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada both hit a
two-run homer, rookie Ivan Nova kept New York ahead and the Yankees
made it another tough visit for Minnesota, beating the Twins 4-3
Monday night.
      Joba Chamberlain, Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera each pitched
a scoreless inning to close the Yankees' 15th victory in their last
16 home tries against Minnesota – that includes wins in New York's
opening-round playoff sweeps over the Twins the last two years.
      Rodriguez lined his 615th career homer in the first, then Posada
connected the next inning for his third home run in two days. At 39
and now a full-time designated hitter, Posada seems to have
adjusted nicely to his new role.
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