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Yankees and Twins Make History, Sort Of

After five scoreless innings from both A.J. Burnett and Scott Baker (and after the first rain delay in Minnesota since September 26, 1981), last night's Yankees-Twins game was suspended until 5:05 this evening — the first suspended game in the history of Target Field. (The game also saw the first squirrel-related delay in the park's history. So many firsts!) Said Ron Gardenhire, poetically: "Mother Nature decided to water her plants." (Tonight's regularly scheduled game will begin at either 7:05 or 30 minutes after the suspended game ends.) In other Yankee news, Alfredo Aceves suffered a setback during a flat-ground throwing session and will return to New York, where he'll likely be reevaluated by doctors. (At least Curtis Granderson should be back soon.) And from the alumni ranks, Hideki Irabu was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in suburban Los Angeles, while Jim Leyritz settled a civil suit with the family of a woman killed in a 2007 car accident, for which Leyritz is awaiting a criminal trial on manslaughter charges.

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