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Twins take Target practice off Javy

Call Vazquez 'The Rocket' as Yankees' struggling starter gets smoked yet again

Updated: May 28, 2010, 10:14 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Javier Vazquez's nickname should be The Rocket, because that's what the Twins hit off him Thursday night. Rocket after rocket exploded off Twins' bats until, mercifully, Vazquez exited in the sixth.

The result is that Vazquez, who was just starting to turn some skeptics' minds, shot back to the top of the "Most Disliked Yankees" rankings. He had nothing and the Twins hit everything in the Bombers' 8-2 loss.

The soft-spoken Vazquez took a line out of the old Art Howe ...

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