Liriano, Twins knock off Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Francisco Liriano pitched seven strong innings, Justin Morneau hit a three-run home run and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Sunday.

Joe Mauer singled his first two at bats for the Twins to hike his average to .400 before a double-play ball, a groundout and a strikeout dropped him to .394. Jason Kubel had three hits and an RBI and Brendan Harris had two RBIs to help Minnesota take 2 of 3 from St. Louis while completing interleague play at 12-6.

Joe Nathan got the last out for his 19th save in 21 chances and 14th straight.

Mark DeRosa, acquired Saturday night from the Indians, batted cleanup and had three groundouts and a walk for the Cardinals.

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