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Published May 20, 2010, 09:33 PM

Red Sox sweep 2-game series from Twins

Youkilis, Lester lift Boston to 6-2 win

By: Jimmy Golen, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run homer and added an RBI double to help Jon Lester earn his fourth straight victory and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

Lester (4-3) allowed two runs - one earned - on six hits and zero walks, striking out nine for his fifth career complete game.

Adrian Beltre also homered and Victor Martinez had three doubles for Boston, which completed a two-game sweep. The Twins have scored six runs total while losing their last three games to fall out of sole possession of first place and into a tie with Detroit atop the AL Central.

Francisco Liriano, who won his first four decisions to start the season, has now lost three straight starts.