Curtis Granderson hit three home runs by the fifth inning of Thursday's 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. He needed just three at-bats to put himself on the edge of history. With one more dinger he would have joined Lou Gehrig as the only New York Yankees to have hit four homers in a single game. Instead he hit two more singles, settling for a 5-for-5 performance instead.
Phil Hughes earned the win on the mound, though he still looked shaky in 5 1/3 innings. He gave up six runs, two earned, and six hits. Anthony Swarzak was obviously much worse for the Twins, however, giving up eight hits and six earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings.
Mark Texeira also homered Thursday, taking Swarzak deep in the first inning to also score Alex Rodriguez. Texeira and Ramirez finished 2-for-4 and 2-for-3 on the night.
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|WP: Phil Hughes (1 - 2)
SV: Mariano Rivera (3)
LP: Anthony Swarzak (0 - 3)