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Associated Press, Published March 11 2012

Blackburn sharp in Twins’ win over Yankes

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nick Blackburn pitched three scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three home runs Sunday to beat a New York Yankees split squad 5-1.

Danny Valencia, Joe Benson and Mike Holliman homered for the Twins.

New York Minnesota

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Gardner lf 1 0 0 0 Revere lf 3 0 1 0

Z.Almonte lf 1 0 0 0 W.Ramrz lf 0 0 0 0

Gradrson cf 3 0 1 0 J.Carroll ss 3 0 0 0

M.Mesa cf 1 0 0 0 Florimon ss 1 0 0 0

Swisher rf 3 0 1 0 Mauer c 3 0 0 0

Kruml pr-rf 1 1 0 0 Towles c 1 0 0 0

Ibanez dh 3 0 0 0 Morneau 1b 2 0 1 0

Sanhz ph-dh 1 0 1 0 Bates pr-1b 1 0 0 0

Cervelli c 3 0 3 1 Wilinghm rf 2 0 0 0

Higahika c 1 0 0 0 Dinklmn rf 1 1 1 0

Vazquez 3b 3 0 0 0 Doumit dh 2 0 0 0

W.Ibarra ss 1 0 1 0 Huhs ph-dh 0 1 0 0

J.Nix 2b 3 0 1 0 Valencia 3b 3 1 1 1

L.Murton 1b 1 0 0 0 Hollimon 3b 1 1 1 3

B.Laird 1b 2 0 0 0 Benson cf 3 1 2 1

C.Joseph 2b 2 0 1 0 Matriani cf 1 0 0 0

R.Pena ss 2 0 0 0 A.Caila 2b 2 0 1 0

J.Murphy 3b 1 0 0 0 R.Chag 2b 1 0 0 0

Totals 33 1 9 1 Totals 30 5 8 5

New York (ss) 000 001 000— 1

Minnesota 000 010 13x— 5

DP—New York 1, Minnesota 1. LOB—New York 7, Minnesota 6. 2B—Granderson (2), Swisher (3), Cervelli (1), Dinkelman (1). HR—Valencia (2), Hollimon (1), Benson (1). SB—Gardner (2). CS—C.Joseph (1), Benson (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

New York

P.Hughes 3 1 0 0 1 1

A.Warren 3 3 1 1 1 0

Stoneburner L,0-1 1 2 1 1 1 0

Ad.Miller 1 2 3 3 1 0

Minnesota

Blackburn 3 3 0 0 0 1

Duensing 1 1 0 0 0 1

Capps 1 0 0 0 1 1

Thompson BS,1-1 1 2 1 1 0 0

Manship W,1-0 1 1 0 0 0 1

C.Gutierrez 1 1 0 0 0 1

B.Wise 1 1 0 0 0 0

HBP—by A.Warren (Willingham), by Blackburn (Gardner). WP—A.Warren.

A—8,115 (8,100).