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Streaking Minnesota Twins whip Seattle with Liriano in command

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Francisco Liriano matched a season high with 11 strikeouts, Jason Kubel snapped out of a slump with a three-run double Sunday and the streaking Minnesota Twins beat the struggling Seattle Mariners 4-0 for the second consecutive day.

Playing without sluggers Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, the Twins won their eighth straight and completed a three-game sweep. They remained a half-game behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.

The Mariners, who managed three runs in the series, lost their seventh in a row and fell to 15-39 on the road.

Kubel ended an 0-for-13 slide with a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning. Danny Valencia followed with an RBI single.

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