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New York Yankee notes: Winn's home run a great sound

When Randy Winn hit his three-run home run Monday night he might have been the only one who did not know it was a home run as soon as it left the bat.

"I never know it's gone, I am really, really not a home run hitter," Winn said with a laugh. "So I hit it, I just put my head down and started running, because I never know."

As quiet a guy as Winn is, that's how loud his blast sounded coming off his bat - a clout off Jeremy Guthrie that landed in the bullpen in right-center field and put the Yankees ahead for good in their 4-1 win over the Orioles.

"Soon as Randy hit that it sounded like a shotgun going off his bat," Nick Swisher said. "It was a beautiful stroke. He came up huge for us and I couldn't be more tickled for him."

Obviously, the Yankees are not going to get three-run home runs from Winn every time he is in the lineup. But, Winn and Marcus Thames are going to have to give the Yankees something until Curtis Granderson returns. Monday night was a good start.

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