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Twins blast Burnett, top Yankees 9-4


MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/AP) -- A.J. Burnett lost his composure and failed to finish the second inning, when the Minnesota Twins scored five times on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Francisco Liriano (9-9) threw seven stellar innings for the Twins, who played like they were taking a decade's worth of frustration out against their nemesis. This was just their 20th win in 81 games against the Yankees over the last 10 seasons, including the playoffs.

Burnett (9-10) was the one who was bummed out on this night, though. He shouted a few curse words while leaving the mound, upset at a call that gave Joe Mauer a walk to load the bases.

Jason Kubel had three hits and two RBIs and Danny Valencia homered for the Twins.

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