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Minnesota Twins starter Francisco Liriano, right, walks off the mound as Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis (20) rounds the bases on his three-run, home run in the third inning of their baseball game in Boston Thursday. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Liriano loses third straight, Red Sox sweep Twins

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BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run homer and added an RBI double to help Jon Lester earn his fourth straight victory and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.


Lester (4-3) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and zero walks, striking out nine for his fifth career complete game.

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