Nick Swisher homers, Andy Pettitte picks up win as New York Yankees top Minnesota Twins

Nick Swisher homers, Andy Pettitte picks up win as New York Yankees top Minnesota Twins
MINNEAPOLIS – Leave it to the old guard to step up when the Yankees need it.

Derek Jeter led the way to victory Wednesday afternoon, then watched Andy Pettitte toss eight sharp innings later that night as the Yankees defeated the Twins twice in a strange, 13-inning day at Target Field.

Jeter homered and saved perhaps two runs with a backhanded stop in the first game, a 1-0 win, as the Yankees and Twins completed Tuesday night’s contest that had been suspended by rain after five innings.

“That’s what he does. Derek gets big hits, makes big plays when you need him to at important times,” Pettitte said. “He’s always done it, he’s going to continue to do it and that’s why he’s one of the best money players in the game.”

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