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Twins' Liriano ices Red Sox

| April 16, 2010 9:00 PM

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Francisco Liriano threw seven shutout innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-0 on Thursday at Minneapolis.

Every Twins starter had a hit except batting champ Joe Mauer. Denard Span turned two of Tim Wakefield's knuckleballs into RBI doubles and Michael Cuddyer homered and had three RBIs.

Liriano scattered four hits and walked two while striking out eight.

Yankees 6, Angels 2: Robinson Cano homered twice and Curtis Granderson had two triples, leading New York past visiting Los Angeles.

Athletics 6, Orioles 2: Ben Sheets threw six scoreless innings, leading Oakland past visiting Baltimore.

Indians 3, Rangers 2: David Huff pitched a complete game and Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning as Cleveland ended a five-game losing streak with a win over visiting Texas.

Blue Jays 7, White Sox 3: Dana Eveland pitched six innings, Travis Snider homered and Toronto beat visiting Chicago.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Braves 6, Padres 2: Jason Heyward drove in two runs on a pair of doubles and Martin Prado homered to help Atlanta win at San Diego.

Mets 5, Rockies 0: At Denver, Mike Pelfrey pitched seven solid innings and hit an RBI single, helping New York beat Colorado.

Nationals 7, Phillies 5: Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn homered, leading Washington at Philadelphia.

Brewers 8, Cubs 6: Ryan Braun and Casey McGehee each homered and drove in three runs as Milwaukee won at Chicago.

Astros 5, Cardinals 1: Bud Norris struck out nine and Houston avoided matching the worst start in franchise history, stopping an eight-game losing streak with its first win, a victory at St. Louis.

Marlins 10, Reds 2: At Miami, Jorge Cantu extended his major league season-opening record to 10 games with a hit and an RBI, leading Florida past Cincinnati.

Cody Ross was 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Marlins, who had 10 strikeouts from Josh Johnson.

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Arizona 5, 10 inn.: Late

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