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Morneau, Doumit belt back-to-back jacks vs. Yanks

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Robinson Cano drove home two runs and Ben Francisco laced a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to help lead the Yankees to a 9-7 win over the Twins on Friday in front of a record crowd of 8,366 at Hammond Stadium.

Cano, serving as the designated hitter, went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly in his second game back with the Yankees after helping lead the Dominican Republic to the World Baseball Classic title.

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But it was Francisco who came up with the go-ahead hit, as his RBI single in the eighth off left-hander Tyler Robertson gave New York the lead. The Yankees added three more runs that inning off Robertson to put the game out of reach for the Twins.

Right-hander Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings.

He served up back-to-back homers to Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit in a three-run second inning for the Twins. Brandon Boggs also brought home a run that inning on an RBI single.

The Yankees roughed up right-hander Vance Worley, who allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings.

"Early on, I was just a little up in the zone," Worley said. "Later on, I was able to get the ball down and get ground balls and they weren't tagging it as hard."

Yankees second baseman Corban Joseph had an RBI triple and a double, while Juan Rivera had an RBI single in the fifth.

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe, playing in his first game since March 8 because of a strained right calf, went 2-for-3 in his return. Doumit went 2-for-2 with a walk and scored three runs.

Up next: Right-hander Kevin Correia is set to make his second-to-last start of the spring for the Twins on Saturday, when they travel to play the Rays in a 12:05 p.m. CT start at Charlotte Sports Park. Left-hander David Price is set to start for Tampa Bay.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger.

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