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Twins' Santana blanks O's on 2-hitter

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BALTIMORE (AP) Ervin Santana pitched a two-hitter for his 10th career shutout, Brian Dozier homered and the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night.

After banging out 21 hits in a 14-7 win over Baltimore on Monday, the AL Central-leading Twins relied on exceptional pitching to earn their ninth victory in 13 games.

Santana (7-2) struck out six, walked two and permitted only one runner past first base. The lone hits against the right-hander were a second-inning single by Welington Castillo and a single in the fifth by Jonathan Schoop.

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Rank Name ERA
1 D. Keuchel, Hou1.84
2 E. Santana, Min2.07
3 C. Sale, Bos2.19
4 J. Vargas, KC2.30
5 D. Holland, CWS2.47
6 M. Fulmer, Det2.55
7 W. Miley, Bal2.59
8 C. Carrasco, Cle2.60
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10 A. Triggs, Oak2.77
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NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 M. Leake, StL2.03
2 C. Kershaw, LAD2.15
3 I. Nova, Pit2.63
4 M. Wacha, StL2.74
5 L. Lynn, StL2.78
6 Z. Greinke, Ari2.82
7 G. González, Was2.86
8 M. Scherzer, Was3.02
9 C. Martínez, StL3.28
10 S. Strasburg, Was3.28
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