New York Yankees defeat Minnesota Twins, 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS - The Yankees have beaten the Twins all nine times they've played this year, including the last two to move within a game of moving on to the ALCS. But if the Bombers learned anything from their own experiences with the Red Sox this year, it's that things can change in a hurry.

After losing the first eight games against Boston in the first half of the season, the Yankees rattled off nine wins in 10 games against their rivals after the All-Star break, splitti...

There was perhaps no one at the Stadium Friday night happier than Brett Gardner when Mark Teixeira's liner found the left field seats to give the Yankees a 4-3, 11th-inning victory over the Twins Friday night.

"I'm sure there were a lot of happy people in the building," Gardner said. "The 25 of us, the coaches and about 50,000 people. But yeah, I was very happy to see that."

If David Robertson didn't pull his Houdini act in the top of the 11th inning, Gardner was all...