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MLB: New York Yankees 8, Minnesota 3

April 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- CC Sabathia earned his first win of the year and Chris Stewart went 2-for-4 with three RBI Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 8-3 win over Minnesota.

Sabathia (1-0) notched the victory in his third start of the season after overcoming a rocky start. The left-hander went 7 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out seven.

Stewart delivered a two-run single during a big third inning that saw the Yankees score four times to erase a 3-1 deficit. The backup catcher also added an RBI single in the seventh.

Andruw Jones socked a solo homer for the Yanks, who evened their four-game set with the Twins at one apiece.

Minnesota's Francisco Liriano (0-2) was roughed up for five runs on seven hits and four walks over 2 1/3 innings.

Josh Willingham clouted his American League-leading fifth homer for the Twins.

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