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Twins shortstop Jamey Carroll prepares to tag out Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria as he tries to steal second base in the second inning of Friday's game. Chris O'Meara | AP Photo

Willingham rips go-ahead double as Twins top Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Josh Willingham extended his season-opening hitting streak to 14 games with a go-ahead three-run double and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.


Willingham's hit in the seventh off Joel Peralta puts him one away from tying Kirby Puckett's team mark of hitting safely in 15 straight games to start the 1994 season.

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