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Turnabout is fair (or foul) play

CC Sabathia wasn't sure.

Mark Teixeira thought it was foul but said he had been fooled on similarly hit balls before.

Joe Girardi, on the other hand, was convinced from the start Justin Morneau's first-inning rocket down the rightfield line, initially ruled a two-run home run by first base umpire Jim Wolf, was foul.

"I thought with my naked eye it was foul," Girardi said.

After a video review, the call was reversed, the 2-0 Twins lead off the board. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected and Morneau struck out.

“Huge break,” said Mark Teixeira, who hit one of the Yankees’ three home runs in the 8-4 victory. “Two runs in the first inning against a good pitcher, that could have given them some momentum. And I’m always of the belief if you give CC a lead, he’s going to hold it.”

Teixeira did that with his two-run homer in the third that made it 3-2, his 33rd homer of the season.

“It was huge, it would have been a 2-0 game at that point,” Sabathia said of the reversal. “I ended giving up a few more runs so who knows how the night would have turned out.”

Said Nick Swisher: "That's crazy. Two replays in two days, that doesn't happen very often. But as soon as we got that lead and we have our horse on the mound, we feel really good about our chances." 


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