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Masahiro Tanaka gives up 3 runs pitching into 6th; Yankees beat Twins 5-4

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    New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts as he walks off the mound at the end of the third innings of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon leaps out of the was a New York Yankees Dean Anna (93) is forced out at second on a grounder off the bat of Zoilo Almonte in the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks dives to grab a fly out by New York Yankees Kelly Johnson to end the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Twins' Aaron Hicks (32) is tagged out at second by New York Yankees shortstop Dean Anna on an attempted steal in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. The runner was called safe but it was overturned after a review. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

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    The glove of New York Yankees shortstop Dean Anna, holding the ball, is seen in position before Minnesota Twins Aaron Hicks (32) reaches second on an attempted steal in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. The runner was called safe but it was overturned after a review. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday.

Facing a close approximation of the Minnesota Twins' opening-day lineup, Tanaka yielded five hits and a walk in 5 1-3 innings. The high-priced Japanese star walked just one, Joe Mauer in the third inning, and struck out six before a Hammond Stadium sellout crowd of 9,298.

This was the fourth appearance of the spring for Tanaka, who allowed one run in 4 1-3 innings against the Atlanta Braves his previous outing.

Scott Sizemore's two-run single keyed a four-run fourth for the Yankees, who left most of their regulars back in Tampa.