TWINS 3, YANKEES 1
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Friday, March 24
Twins at the plate: There wasn't too much offense in the pitchers' duel that occurred between the two clubs. Terry Tiffee belted his first homer of the spring, a shot over the left-field fence, in the fourth. Tiffee finished the game 2-for-3 with a double, as well. Jason Bartlett and Luis Castillo each recorded one hit in the game. Jason Kubel added an RBI single in the eighth to put the Twins ahead.
Yankees at the plate:
Bernie Williams hit a single to right in the third inning to drive in New York's only run. Williams finished the game 1-for-4. The only other notable name in New York's lineup, Robinson Cano, finished the game 1-for-3 with a single and a walk.
Twins on the mound:
Starter Carlos Silva struggled to find command in his last start, but didn't have that problem on Friday. Silva threw four innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out one. Dennys Reyes needed a big inning and got it, holding the Yankees hitless while recording two strikeouts.
Yankees on the mound:
Randy Johnson delivered a strong performance on the mound as he threw 6 1/3 innings, giving up only one run on Tiffee's homer. Johnson allowed five hits while striking out six in the outing.
Grapefruit League records:
Twins 13-11; Yankees 11-13.
The Twins will head up to Sarasota on Saturday to face the Reds in a 1:05 p.m. ET game. Francisco Liriano will get the start for Minnesota, while Cincinnati sends Bronson Arroyo to the mound.
The Yankees travel to St. Petersburg on Saturday to take on the Devil Rays at 1:05 p.m. Matt Childers gets the start for New York, while Edwin Jackson takes the mound for Tampa Bay.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.