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Cubs Beat Twins 8-2 to Avoid Sweep

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The Twins lost 8-2 home to the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon.  Minnesota was trying for a sweep of the 3-game series.  Ryan Dempster threw 8 shutout innings with 4 hits allowed to get the win and improve to 2-3.  Francisco Liriano allowed 4 hits, 3 walks and 4 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 1-7.  Jamey Carroll was 2-4 with 1 RBI and Trevor Plouffe was 2-4 for the Twins.

Minnesota is 24-35 and has the day off today.  The Twins will host Philadelphia Tuesday night beginning a 3-game series at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40.  Righthander Nick Blackburn (2-4) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Kyle Kendrick (2-5) toes the rubber for the Phillies.

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