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Updated: May 15th, 2010 3:28pm
Big seventh lifts Yankees again

Big seventh lifts Yankees again

by Tom Pelissero
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There's not much to say about this one.

Another serviceable start. Another devastating seventh inning. Another loss against the New York Yankees -- the Minnesota Twins' 10th straight in regular-season games in the Bronx.

Francisco Liriano allowed three runs over six innings before Jesse Crain and Ron Mahay each allowed a two-run homer in the seventh, all but sealing the Yankees' 7-1 win.

This, less than 24 hours after Alex Rodriguez's seventh-inning grand slam put the Yankees ahead for good in an 8-4 triumph.

And now Nick Blackburn will take the hill Sunday afternoon as the only arm standing between the Twins and another Yankee Stadium sweep.

For now, the misery continues.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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