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Published July 31, 2010, 10:45 PM

Slowey stars in Twins' shuout of Mariners

Mauer adds 3 hits in 4-0 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Slowey pitched eight sparkling innings, Joe Mauer had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Saturday night for their seventh consecutive win.

Delmon Young added two hits and two RBIs, including a run-scoring triple in Minnesota's three-run first.

Felix Hernandez (7-8) pitched seven innings for the Mariners, yielding three runs and seven hits.

Seattle has lost six straight and its 6-22 record for July matched the franchise record for losses in a month, set by the 1977 expansion team in August.

Slowey (10-5) allowed three hits, tying a season low, and struck out five. The right-hander has allowed just one run over 14 innings covering his last two starts, both victories.

The Twins jumped all over Hernandez, who was third in the American League with a 2.86 earned-run average and second with 145 strikeouts entering the game.

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