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Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau (33) is greeted at the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning?Thursday. AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Twins win third in a row, beat A's to escape baseball's basement

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- This is what Twins manager Ron Gardenhire expected from his team all along: Balls flying out of the yard, steady starting pitching and a winning streak thrown in for good measure.


Minnesota did all of that and more, and now the Twins no longer have the worst record in baseball.

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