Series 2 TWINS ROLL AGAINST YANKS! Is he back? The Minnesota Twins improved to 2-0 on the year as they faced off against the New York Yankees. Great hitting and good pitching was key to this win. There was much doubt to the coach's decision to start Francisco Liriano against the pin striped punks. It paid off as he went 5.2 innings with only 2 hits and 5 strikeouts. Early on he looked like the old Francisco, making hitters look delirious. The Twins got some help from the bullpen though as Liriano faded away in the 5th. Matt Guerrier & Jon Rauch picked up the slack in the later innings allowing 5 hits and getting 4 strikeouts. On the offensive side, 7/9 Twin's batters managed record a hit. Joe Mauer & J.J. Hardy nailed HR's. Hardy's HR was the devastating blow as he racked in 3 RBI's.