NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer, CC Sabathia was
the ace the Yankees signed him to be and New York romped over the
tired Minnesota Twins 7-2 Wednesday night in the opener of their AL
After Jeter's third-inning homer off loser Brian Duensing pulled New York even at 2, Nick Swisher pulled a go-ahead double down the left-field line in the fourth.
Alex Rodriguez had gone 0 for 29 in the postseason with runners on base dating to Game 4 of the 2004 AL championship series, before chasing Duensing with an RBI single that made it 4-2 in the fifth.
After beating Detroit in an AL Central tiebreaker Tuesday night, Minnesota didn't arrive at its hotel until nearly 4 a.m. and appeared to lack the energy that propelled the Twins during a 17-4 finish.