New York Yankees defeat Minnesota Twins, 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS - It took a few innings for the Yankees to shake off their September slumber, but once they did, they did what they've been doing for years.

They beat the Twins.

The Bombers climbed out of an early hole for a 6-4 win over the Twins in Game 1 of the American League division series, stealing home-field advantage away from Minnesota in the best-of-five matchup.

"That's the game plan," Nick Swisher said. "In these five-game series, there's no time to mess ...

At first glance, the Yankees' first-round matchup with the Twins should be a dream come true for the Bombers.

Having dispatched of Minnesota three times in the ALDS since 2003, the Yankees have history on their side when it comes to this week's best-of-five series.

But as the old saying goes, those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the Yankees don't have to look any further than last year to know why the Twins could pose a serious threat to t...