Final

Twins 4

(15-12, 5-9 away)

Yankees 2

(12-15, 8-5 home)

1:05 PM ET, March 31, 2010

George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Florida 

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A-Rod's homer not enough as Twins beat Yanks

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- J.J. Hardy and Brendan Harris each had two hits and an RBI for a Minnesota Twins split squad in a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees.

Twins leadoff batter Denard Span hit his mother with a foul ball in the first inning. After receiving treatment, Span's mother returned to watch the game -- in another seat.

Alex Rodriguez fouled a ball sharply off his left foot in the second. He remained in the game and two innings later hit an opposite-field homer to right.

Yankees fifth starter Phil Hughes gave up three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five. Joba Chamberlain pitched a perfect inning of relief.

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Game Information

StadiumGeorge M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, FL
Attendance10,928 (22.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
Game Time2:35
Weather70 degrees, sunny
Wind3 mph
UmpiresHome Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Damien Beal