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Associated Press New York’s Robinson Cano hits a sacrifice fly off Minnesota starting pitcher Kyle Gibson to drive in the first run in the first inning Thursday in Minneapolis.

Gibson, Twins fall 9-5 to Yankees for series sweep

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MINNEAPOLIS — After a sharp major league debut for Minnesota, Kyle Gibson faltered in the follow-up.

Vernon Wells drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees pounded the rookie right-hander in a 9-5 victory on Thursday to finish a four-game sweep.

Justin Morneau homered twice for the Twins, one-third of his season total. But Gibson (1-1) gave up 11 hits, a walk, a hit by pitch and eight runs in 5 1-3 innings with two strikeouts in his second start.

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