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Twins end nine-game skid, beat Seattle

SEATTLE -- Francisco Liriano outdueled Felix Hernandez and the Minnesota Twins ended a nine-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Liriano (3-5), who threw a no-hitter May 3 at the Chicago White Sox, was nearly as stingy. He allowed three singles, walked one and had a season-high nine strikeouts. Matt Capps got the final three outs for his sixth save in eight opportunities.

Hernandez (4-4) allowed three hits and two runs in eight innings. He walked three and struck out nine.

The Twins' victory came on the day that one of the team's greatest players, Harmon Killebrew, died at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home.

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