Minnesota Twins defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2

ST. LOUIS - Twins lefthander Francisco Liriano won his last start but needed 117 pitches in five innings to do it.

He entered Sunday's start needing to secure his spot in the rotation.

And he stepped up by holding the Cardinals to two runs over seven innings as the Twins won 6-2 and took the three-game series.

"The best start, I thought, he's had all year,'' catcher Joe Mauer said. "Hopefully he can build off of it.''

Liriano gave up four hits while walking two an...

ST. LOUIS - Carlos Gomez grooved to music in the clubhouse and his teammates didn't seem to be in a hurry to head to Kansas City after the Twins beat St. Louis 6-2 on Sunday to take the three-game series.

It was as though they wanted time to savor their latest road series win.

"Hopefully,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said, "our road worries are over.''

This is the same unit that was 4-14 on the road earlier this season. The Twins have now won three consecutive road se...