Kubel powers Twins past Yankees

Jason Kubel finished 3-for-5 and drove in 4, in the third installment of a four-game series.

Ben Revere and Justin Morneau each posted two RBI, while Trevor Plouffe and Joe Mauer added a pair of hits and scored twice for the Twins, who had dropped the first two games in the set. Danny Valencia added a solo homer and walked twice.

Francisco Liriano (9-9) worked seven innings for the win, scattering three hits and three walks with an unearned run while fanning six.

Francisco Cervelli and Curtis Granderson drove in a run apiece for the Yankees, who lost for the third time in their last 10 and maintained a half- game lead over Boston in the AL East. The Red Sox lost at Kansas City.

A.J. Burnett (9-10) didn't make it out of the second inning, tagged in defeat for five hits and seven runs with three walks.