New York Yankees defeat Minnesota Twins, 7-1

As he warmed up for his start Saturday against the Twins, Andy Pettitte realized he was babying his left elbow, wary that a familiar ache would creep back into the joint.

Worst-case scenarios wore at the back of his mind - what if my elbow starts hurting again?

But as Pettitte emerged from the dugout to start the first inning, he put aside any hesitation. "I was telling myself, 'Just throw the ball. If it hurts, we'll deal with it,'" Pettitte said. "Thankfully, it felt ...