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MLB: Minnesota 4, Oakland 0

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on September 14, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/6d8bec7225c8704f77f5235c0e342648/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on September 14, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey | License Photo

MINNEAPOLIS, May 30 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano hurled six shutout innings Wednesday and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep of Oakland with a 4-0 victory.

Liriano (1-5), recently reinstated to the Twins' rotation after an ineffective start to the season, earned his first win, silencing the Athletics on three hits.

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The left-hander struck out nine and issued a pair of walks for last-place Minnesota, which logged its first three-game sweep of the season.

Relievers Alex Burnett and Jeff Grey completed the shutout with a scoreless frame each.

Josh Willingham smacked his second homer in two games, launching a two-run shot in the fifth to finish with three RBI for the Twins.

A's starter Tyson Ross (2-6) dropped his third consecutive game, allowing four runs on six hits over five full innings.

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