The New York Yankees play the third game of their series with the Minnesota Twins and the next to last game of the homestand at the Stadium. The Twins won the first game as Carl Pavano was good and Freddy Garcia was not. C.C. Sabathia evened the series last night with his best outing of the young season as the Yankees jumped all over Francisco Liriano to win going away. Tonight features the third start of the season for Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.67). Kuroda has had one bad outing and one terrific one. Pitching for the Twins will be Jason Marquis. Marquis will be making his first start of the season. His season was delayed when his little girl was in a bicycle accident and seriously injured. No doubt Marquis will have his daughter as inspiration when he pitches tonight. While glad his daughter is doing just fine and is now home, this first start does not bode well for the Twins. Marquis will not be allowed to pitch too long in the game and the Twins’ bullpen is susceptible and was taxed yesterday by a short outing from Liriano.
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