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Twins 6, Braves 0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Carlos Silva pitched his second career shutout, Torii Hunter dropped down a rare bunt for an RBI single and later hit the last of Minnesota's three home runs and the Twins beat the Braves 6-0.

Lew Ford went deep and Justin Morneau hit a two-run shot to support Silva -- who was coming off his worst start of the season.

Braves tarter Chuck James (5-6) was knocked around throughout his 4 1-3 innings, allowing nine hits and six runs with one strikeout. James had allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last eight starts.

A lone bright spot for the Braves was Chipper Jones -- who returned from the disabled list and went 3-for-4 with three singles.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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