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Yankees manager Joe Girardi celebrates a win over

Yankees manager Joe Girardi celebrates a win over the Minnesota Twins. (July 4, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins, 9-5, Thursday to close out their four game series at Target Field.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi celebrates a win over
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi celebrates a win over the Minnesota Twins. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki slides safely into third
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Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki slides safely into third with a triple against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees shortstop Luis Cruz, left, flips the ball
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Yankees shortstop Luis Cruz, left, flips the ball to teammate Robinson Cano to start a double play against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki celebrates scoring a run
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Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki celebrates scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki heads towards third base
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Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki heads towards third base after hitting a two-run triple against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Luis Cruz, center, is called out
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Yankees runner Luis Cruz, center, is called out as Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer applies the tag during the sixth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees shortstop Luis Cruz, left, flips the ball
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Yankees shortstop Luis Cruz, left, flips the ball to teammate Robinson Cano to start a double play against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki celebrates scoring a run
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Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki celebrates scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki heads towards third base
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Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki heads towards third base after hitting a two-run triple against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki, left, crosses home plate
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Yankees runner Ichiro Suzuki, left, crosses home plate during the first inning as Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer looks on. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees pitcher David Phelps throws against the Minnesota
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Yankees pitcher David Phelps throws against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning. (July 4, 2013)

ROBINSON CANO Home runs: 20 2011 Home Run
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ROBINSON CANO
Home runs: 20
2011 Home Run Derby winner

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws against the
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws against the Yankees during the first inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees pitcher David Phelps gives up a solo
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Yankees pitcher David Phelps gives up a solo home run to Minnesota Twins hitter Justin Morneau, right, during the fourth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees hitter Vernon Wells heads to first on
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Yankees hitter Vernon Wells heads to first on a two-run single against the Twins during the first inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees teammates Zoilo Almonte, left, and Travis Hafner
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Yankees teammates Zoilo Almonte, left, and Travis Hafner score on a two-run double by Vernon Wells against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning. (July 4, 2013)

Minnesota Twins hitter Justin Morneau rounds the bases
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Minnesota Twins hitter Justin Morneau rounds the bases on a solo home run against the Yankees during the fourth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees pitcher David Phelps throws against the Minnesota
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Yankees pitcher David Phelps throws against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning. (July 4, 2013)

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia looks down after giving
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Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia looks down after giving up a walk to Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier in the third inning. (July 3, 2013)

Yankees catcher Chris Stewart, left, pumps his fist
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Yankees catcher Chris Stewart, left, pumps his fist after Minnesota Twins' Oswaldo Arcia, right, struck out against CC Sabathia in the third inning. (July 3, 2013)

Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer hits an RBI double
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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer hits an RBI double off Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia in the third inning. (July 3, 2013)

Yankees' Lyle Overbay hits a sacrifice fly, driving
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Yankees' Lyle Overbay hits a sacrifice fly, driving in the go-ahead run, off Minnesota Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar in the sixth inning. (July 3, 2013)

Minnesota Twins' Ryan Doumit, right, congratulates teammate Brian
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Minnesota Twins' Ryan Doumit, right, congratulates teammate Brian Dozier, who scored on an RBI double by Joe Mauer off Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia in the third inning. (July 3, 2013)

Yankees' Robinson Cano races to the dugout after
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Yankees' Robinson Cano races to the dugout after scoring the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Lyle Overbay off Minnesota Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar in the sixth inning. (July 3, 2013)

Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit, left, waits for
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Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit, left, waits for the throw as Yankees' Robinson Cano scores on a sacrifice fly by Lyle Overbay in the sixth inning. (July 3, 2013)

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against
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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning. (July 3, 2013)

Minnesota Twins pitcher P.J. Walters throws against the
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Minnesota Twins pitcher P.J. Walters throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning. (July 3, 2013)

Robinson Cano watches his single off Minnesota Twins
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Robinson Cano watches his single off Minnesota Twins pitcher P.J. Walters in the first inning. (July 3, 2013)

Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau watches the ball go
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Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau watches the ball go foul on a pitch from New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia in the first inning. (July 3, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes throws against the Minnesota
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Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes throws against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning. (July 2, 2013)

Twins hitter Joe Mauer hits an RBI single
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Twins hitter Joe Mauer hits an RBI single against the Yankees during the third inning. (July 2, 2013)

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fields a ground
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Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fields a ground ball against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning. (July 2, 2013)

Minnesota Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno delivers a pitch
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game agaisnt the Yankees. (July 2, 2013)

Phil Hughes delivers a pitch in the first
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Phil Hughes delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins. (July 2, 2013)

Zoilo Almonte drives in the go-ahead run off
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Zoilo Almonte drives in the go-ahead run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jared Burton in the eighth inning of a game at Target Field. (July 1, 2013)

Ichiro Suzuki scores the go-ahead and eventual winning
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Ichiro Suzuki scores the go-ahead and eventual winning run as from third on a hit by Zoilo Almonte in the eighth inning of a game at Target Field. (July 1, 2013)

Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond delivers a pitch
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Yankees. (July 1, 2013)

Robinson Cano heads to rounds the bases after
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Robinson Cano heads to rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond in the first inning of a game at Target Field. (July 1, 2013)

Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during the first
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Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins. (July 1, 2013)

The Minnesota Twins' Oswaldo Arcia hits an RBI
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The Minnesota Twins' Oswaldo Arcia hits an RBI single off Andy Pettitte in the first inning of a game at Target Field. (July 1, 2013)

Andy Pettitte reacts after giving up a walk
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Andy Pettitte reacts after giving up a walk to the Minnesota Twins' Chris Parmelee in the first inning of a game at Target Field. (July 1, 2013)

Robinson Cano, right, is all smiles as he
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Robinson Cano, right, is all smiles as he reaches the dugout after his second home run of the game in the third inning against the Minnesota Twins. (July 1, 2013)

Andy Pettitte strikes out Minnesota Twins first baseman
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Andy Pettitte strikes out Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in the fifth inning of a game to become the Yankees' all-time strikeout leader. (July 1, 2013)

Andy Pettitte watches the pitch which struck out
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Andy Pettitte watches the pitch which struck out Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in the fifth inning to pass Whitey Ford on the Yankees' all-time strikeout list. (July 1, 2013)

Andy Pettitte assumes a low profile after a
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Andy Pettitte assumes a low profile after a pitch to Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in the fifth inning. Pettitte went on to strike Morneau out, making him the Yankees' all-time strike out leader. (July 1, 2013)

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