Andy Pettitte turned in another ageless performance with six scoreless innings and the New York Yankees hit
four home runs Monday night to beat Minnesota 6-3 and extend their AL East lead.
For one day, everything was fine again with the Boston Red Sox.
Joe Mauer hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 comeback win over the struggling Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Jamey Carroll had four hits, including a go-ahead single in the 10th inning that sent the Minnesota Twins over the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night.
Samuel Deduno allowed two hits in six innings in his third straight strong performance and the Minnesota Twins spoiled a rare solid outing by Jon Lester and beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Thursday night.
Mike Aviles homered and the Red Sox bullpen just barely avoided another big collapse in a 7-6 victory over the Twins.
Red Sox beat up on Twins, 11-2
Phil Hughes allowed just two hits in 7 2-3 innings and Russell Martin hit two home runs to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.