Ivan Nova tossed seven strong innings to 0, in the finale of a game series at Target Field.

Nova (13-4), the leader among all rookies in wins, limited the Twins to five hits and wound up outdueling a collection of Minnesota pitchers following an injury to starter Nick Blackburn.

Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the seventh for New York, which took three of four from Minnesota and have won eight of 11 overall.