The New York Yankees took a 2-0 ALDS series lead behind a solid performance by Andy Pettitte, who held the Minnesota Twins to five hits and two runs in seven innings of work. The Yankee bullpen pitched two shutout innings to secure the win for Pettitte.
Twins’ starter Carl Pavano allowed 10 hits and four runs in six innings.
The Yankees’ offense was led by Curtis Granderson, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Lance Berkman and Brett Gardner each recorded two-hit performances.
After Minnesota tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Yankees scored two runs in the seventh and added another in the ninth to seal a 5-2 Game 2 victory.
The series will move to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Saturday. New York will advance to the American League Championship Series with a victory.
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