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Continued: Cano hits 2 HRs, Almonte has 2 RBIs to help Yankees snap 5-game skid with 10-4 win over Twins

  • Article by: JON KRAWCZYNSKI , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: July 1, 2013 - 11:50 PM

Cano's second homer of the night, a two-run shot to left field, tied the score 3-all in the third, and Pettitte made some more history in the fifth. He began the night needing two strikeouts to pass Ford for the Yankees record. After fanning Clete Thomas in the third inning, Pettitte broke the record by getting Morneau swinging in the fifth for his 1,958th career strikeout.

"I feel very fortunate to be around for as long as I have," Pettitte said. "To be able to be mentioned with Whitey's name is obviously always an honor."

The Twins were missing Josh Willingham with a left knee injury, and Joe Mauer struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth.

NOTES: It was Cano's third multihomer game this season and the 13th of his career. ... Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey gave up two runs and two hits with six strikeouts in six innings during a rehab outing for Class-A Cedar Rapids. ... Twins GM Terry Ryan on Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who has tormented the Twins over the years and is retiring after this season: "God bless that man. He's been a tremendous closer. But it's not going to break my heart to see him go off into the sunset."

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