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Associated Press Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Nick Blackburn throws a pitch in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Blackburn pitched six innings and earned his fifth win of the season. Joe Nathan got his ninth save.

Twins avoid sweep with win over Tampa Bay

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brendan Harris homered and Justin Morneau and Carlos Gomez also drove in runs Sunday to help the Minnesota Twins avoid a weekend sweep with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Nick Blackburn (5-2) pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs and seven hits, and the Twins scored all their runs off Matt Garza (4-4) to beat their former teammate and end a three-game losing streak.

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