May 18, 2009

MLB: NY Yankees 7, Minnesota 6

Mark Teixiera and Alex Rodriguez hit back-to-back homers in a six-run first inning Monday and the N.Y. Yankees held on for a 7-6 win over Minnesota.

Teixiera added another homer later in the game and totaled four RBI, as the Yankees swept an extended series for the first time since 2006. It was the Yankees first home four-game sweep since 2005.

Rodriguez homered for the third straight game. Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera and Francisco Cervelli each had two hits in the Yankees' sixth straight win.

Andy Pettitte (4-1) allowed four runs on 12 hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win.

Justin Morneau had four hits for the Twins to raise his batting average to .340. Minnesota pitcher Glen Perkins (1-3) gave up six runs on seven hits in only two-thirds of an inning.