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Recap of 13 innings of baseball

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning. (May 26, 2010) Credit: AP

No, all is not right with the Yankees. After all, they've only scored 13 runs in their last five games.

But they did as exactly what they needed to do in order to get a pair of wins over the Twins yesterday, and move to within 3.5 games of first-place Tampa, which was swept by Boston in a three-game set ending last night.

Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher each hit game-winning solo home runs on the same day, A.J. Burnett won on a day he didn't pitch, Andy Pettitte (pictured) was brilliant in the nightcap as he moved to 6-1, and Mariano Rivera — despite Joe Girardi's assertion that he wouldn't — finished both games to earn a pair of saves (his ninth and 10th of the season).

For the complete recap of the 13-inning afternoon/evening in Minneapolis, click here.

In other news, the Yankees welcomed back Chad Gaudin, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is upset with the way the Yankees changed pitchers in the nightcap, and Joe West, who had a run-ins with Ozzie Guillen and Mark Buehrle yesterday, is still compaining about Yankees-Red Sox.

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