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Late Tex message: Yanks upend Twins

No home field, no problem. Game 1 of the ALDS, just like the previous six playoff contests vs. the Twins, belonged to the Yanks, who overcame a slow start with a four-run sixth and Mark Teixeira's go-ahead blast.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5010010.200
Swisher, RF5110012.200
Golson, RF0000000.000
Teixeira, 1B5222002.400
Rodriguez, Al, 3B3110112.333
Cano, 2B4111001.250
Thames, M, DH3000113.000
Posada, C4121020.500
Granderson, CF4012012.250
Gardner, B, LF3000111.000
Totals366963813.250
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF5010003.200
Hudson, O, 2B4110000.250
Mauer, C5010022.200
Young, D, LF4010101.250
Thome, DH3200113.000
Cuddyer, 1B4122010.500
Kubel, RF2000200.000
1-Repko, PR-RF0000000.000
Valencia, D, 3B3011120.333
2-Tolbert, PR-3B0000000.000
Hardy, SS4010015.250
Totals344835714.235
1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th. 2-Ran for Valencia, D in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Teixeira (1, Liriano, F).
3B: Granderson (1, Liriano, F).
HR: Teixeira (1, 7th inning off Crain, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano; Teixeira 6; Jeter; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher; Granderson 3.
RBI: Cano (1), Posada (1), Granderson 2 (2), Teixeira 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Posada; Granderson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Rodriguez, Al; Gardner, B; Thames, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, Al (1, 2nd base off Fuentes/Mauer).

FIELDING
PB: Posada (1).

BATTING
2B: Hardy (1, Sabathia), Cuddyer (1, Sabathia).
HR: Cuddyer (1, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 6; Hardy 2; Valencia, D; Span; Young, D; Hudson, O; Mauer.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (2), Valencia, D (1).
2-out RBI: Valencia, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D; Span 3; Hardy 2; Thome.
SAC: Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.

NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia(W, 1-0)6.05433514.50
Logan(H, 1)0.21000000.00
Robertson, D(H, 1)0.10001100.00
Wood, K(H, 1)0.21001100.00
Rivera(S, 1)1.11000000.00
Totals9.08435713.00
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano, F5.26443706.35
Mijares0.10000000.00
Crain(L, 0-1)0.132200154.00
Fuentes1.20000100.00
Rauch1.00000000.00
Totals9.09663816.00
WP: Liriano, F.
HBP: Thome (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 111-63, Logan 17-13, Robertson, D 10-5, Wood, K 19-10, Rivera 21-16, Liriano, F 106-63, Mijares 7-4, Crain 17-10, Fuentes 25-15, Rauch 8-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 8-3, Logan 1-1, Robertson, D 0-0, Wood, K 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Liriano, F 4-4, Mijares 1-0, Crain 0-0, Fuentes 3-0, Rauch 2-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 27, Logan 3, Robertson, D 2, Wood, K 4, Rivera 5, Liriano, F 26, Mijares 1, Crain 4, Fuentes 5, Rauch 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Mijares 1-0, Fuentes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Brian O'Nora. LF: Gary Darling. RF: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:47.
Att: 42,032.
Venue: Target Field.
October 6, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media