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Yankees take series finale from Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Yankees knocked around Minnesota Twins starter Ricky Nolasco early in a 9-7 win in the finale of a four-game series at Target Field on Sunday.

"It was our last day here and it was a big win," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It was a good day all around for us."

Nolasco, who was a combined 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA between the Dodgers and Marlins last year, signed the largest free-agent deal in Twins history -- a four-year contract for $48 million -- in the offseason. However, on Sunday, Nolasco (5-7) lasted just two innings, allowing six earned runs and seven hits.

"He didn't have anything," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Nothing was coming out of his hand. They hit everything he threw up there. We've got to do better than that. He did nothing for us today. He didn't give us a chance."

The Yankees went up 9-0 in the game before the Twins responded.