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MLB: Devil Rays dump Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dioner Navarro hit a tiebreaking double off Joe Nathan in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Sunday to split their four-game series.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dioner Navarro hit a tiebreaking double off Joe Nathan in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Sunday to split their four-game series.

Navarro's second hit of the game snapped a 4-all tie and sent Nathan (1-1) to his first loss since September 6, 2005.

Nathan came on in the ninth with the game tied. Akinori Iwamura greeted him with a double and scored on Navarro's double. Carlos Pena's RBI single made it 6-4.

Brian Stokes (1-2) worked a scoreless eighth and Al Reyes struck out two in a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Delmon Young extended his AL-leading hitting streak to 12 games with a two-run homer in the sixth inning that snapped a 2-all tie. Brendan Harris also homered for the Devil Rays, who lead the AL in home runs with 19 and are the only team to go deep in every game this season.

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The Devil Rays won two of the last three games at the Metrodome in the four-game set. Before this series, Tampa Bay had lost 10 straight in Minnesota.

The Devil Rays also improved to 4-5 on the road this season after winning only three of their final 36 games away from home last year.

Tampa Bay's Jae Seo went a season-high seven innings and Minnesota starter Boof Bonser tied his career high with eight strikeouts.

Bonser, who retired nine in a row during one stretch, took a 2-1 lead into the sixth before Harris hit a leadoff homer. Carl Crawford singled and Young homered over the right-field wall, his third of the season.

Seo had a chance to earn his first win since July, but the Twins tied it in the seventh. With one out, Torii Hunter singled and scored on Jason Kubel's double. One out later, Jason Bartlett, who entered the game just 3-for-25, tied it with his third hit of the game -- a grounder to deep shortstop that he beat out.

The Twins grabbed the lead in the second inning when Michael Cuddyer doubled and scored on Hunter's groundout. It stayed that way until the fifth when Jonny Gomes' two-out single scored Navarro.

In the bottom half, Kubel singled and stole second. After Luis Rodriguez fouled out, Bartlett singled to give the Twins a 2-1 lead.

TWIN TIPS: Crawford wore No. 42 to honor Jackie Robinson, as did Hunter and Twins first base coach Jerry White. ... Minnesota C Joe Mauer was presented with the Silver Bat, emblematic of winning the 2006 AL batting championship. Mauer, who sat out Sunday for the first time this season, was the first catcher to win the AL crown when he hit .347 last year. ... Mauer and Justin Morneau, the AL MVP, were also given their Silver Slugger awards. ... The Twins have played 10 home games, tops in the major leagues. They are off Monday and start a three-game series at Seattle on Tuesday. ... Tampa Bay starts an eight-game homestand Monday against Baltimore. The Devil Rays play 30 of their next 44 games in Florida.

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