The New York Yankees (9-6) jumped out to an early lead and this time held on as they picked up a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins (10-5) on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Kyle Higashioka opened the scoring in the second inning with a two-run shot, his second home run of the season.
Anthony Rizzo added to the lead in the third inning with his fourth home run to make it 3-0.
New York tacked on another run in the fifth inning as DJ LeMahieu brought home Anthony Volpe with a single.
Giancarlo Stanton gave the Yankees some more breathing room with a two-run double in the seventh inning.
Domingo Germán turned in one of the best pitching performances of his career. He allowed one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings while recording a career-high 11 strikeouts.
Michael King gave up an RBI double, but the run was charged to Germán.
The Yankees will try to split the four-game series on Sunday with Gerrit Cole on the bump. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.