Ichiro Suzuki had a triple, a double and a single, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Yankees, who got two hits and one RBI each from Luis Cruz and Zoilo Almonte.
New York starter David Phelps (6-5) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson (1-1) gave up eight runs on 11 hits in his second career start for Minnesota.
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