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The New York Yankees Hosting The Twins; Flashbacks, Anyone?

Monday, May 18 – NYY: 7 MIN: 6

It was not a walk-off, but the Yankees swept the Twins out of Yankee Stadium. A six-run first inning highlighted by A-Rod’s third home run of the weekend, going back-to-back with Teixeira, lifted the team to an eventual victory.

The Yankee first baseman came through once again later on, blasting a solo shot in the seventh inning to provide insurance. The bullpen staved off the Minnesota bats en route to a 7-6 win.

The sweep followed two wins over the Blue Jays and preceded a three-game sweep of the Orioles, making it nine in a row for the Yanks.

The weekend feat contributed to 17 walk-off wins on the season, including two in the postseason. A.J. Burnett was continually supplying the pie, but not in a obligatory fashion whatsoever.

A new ballpark, a new look, a new team. Everything clicked. The 2009 New York Yankees simply had a dream season.

Emmanuel Berbari covers the New York Yankees for ESNY. Interact with him and view his daily work by “liking” his facebook page. He invites you to email your questions, comments, or concerns as well.

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