Minnesota Twins defeat New York Yankees, 8-2

MINNEAPOLIS - Javier Vazquez was hoping to take another step forward Thursday night after two solid starts, while the Yankee hitters looked to build on the .momentum of Wednesday's two victories.

Neither happened.

The Twins prevented a Yankees sweep for the second time in 11 days, riding two homers and five RBI from .Jason Kubel to an 8-2 win at .Target Field.Vazquez was hit hard, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks in 52/3 innings as the Twins won for ...