Robinson Cano busted out the big bat, Andy Pettitte made franchise history and Joe Girardi reached a personal milestone.
More important, the Yankees were able to shake hands before walking off the field for the first time in nearly a week.
The Yankees overcame a late-inning deficit with three runs in the eighth, then tacked on four more in the ninth to claim a 10-4 win over the Twins Monday night, snapping their five-game losing streak.
“I like the fight that we’ve had,” Girardi said after recording his 600th career win as a manager. “Our guys don’t quit.”

Cano homered twice in the first three innings to help overcome a shaky start by Pettitte, who moved past Whitey Ford as the Yankees’ all-time strikeouts leader with his punchout of Justin Morneau in the fifth inning.
When Pettitte left the field, he was in position to take the loss, having given up a go-ahead leadoff home run by Chris Parmelee in the sixth.
But Jared Burton made two bad throws in the field and unleashed a wild pitch in the eighth to help the Yankees tie the game before serving up Zoilo Almonte’s go-ahead single, part of a three-run frame.
“It definitely can help, that’s for sure,” Girardi said of the breaks. “It can get you out of that little bit of rut that you’ve been in.”
The Yankees added four runs in the ninth to stretch the lead to six, marking the first time since May 10 that they have reached double-digits in a game. Their 10-run explosion exceeded their eight-run output for the entire three-game sweep in Baltimore.