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NoNoHitters.com May 3, 2015

Liriano’s no-hitter for Twins, four years ago today

Lefthander Francisco Liriano threw a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins, four years ago today. Liriano, now a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, no-hit the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 for a 1-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field. The game also marked his first shutout and first complete game, including his time in …

Bourjos, Reynolds get starts against tough lefty

Pittsburgh lefthander Francisco Liriano has limited the Cardinals to a .086 batting mark during his career.
Beaver County Times Apr 28, 2015
Liriano has been model of consistency since coming to Pittsburgh

Liriano has been model of consistency since coming to Pittsburgh

The biggest label of all that Francisco Liriano hasn’t lived up to since joining the Pirates prior to the 2013 is underachiever, the reputation he developed over his eight seasons with the Minnesota T
Francisco Liriano looks to lead Pirates to sweep over Diamondbacks

Francisco Liriano looks to lead Pirates to sweep over Diamondbacks

Much as it was gratifying to see the Pirates win a game started by AJ Burnett last night, it’d be great to see them get a win this afternoon in a game started by Francisco Liriano. Liriano was a little uneven in his last start against the Cubs, but has on the whole been excellent […]
Beaver County Times Apr 25, 2015
Stat Corner: Tough luck mars Liriano early on

Stat Corner: Tough luck mars Liriano early on

Every team seems to have a tough-luck pitcher and Francisco Liriano has been the Pirates’ guy for a while.
Beaver County Times Apr 15, 2015

Pirates Insider: Support comes up short for Liriano

The Pirates were shut out for the second straight night as Alfredo Simon allowed just two hits in eight innings and Rajai Davis homered for the game’s only run to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 1-0 vict
Bless You Boys Apr 15, 2015

Detroit Tigers 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0: 8-1 Tigers off to their best start since 1984

Alfredo Simon threw eight shutout innings to earn his second win of the year and the Tigers are off to their best start since 1984. For the second night in a row, the Detroit Tigers rode dominant starting pitching to a shutout win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight, Alfredo Simon (2-0) was the man in charge, throwing eight shutout innings en route to a 1-0 win. Pirates starter Francisco Liriano (0-1) took the loss despite allowing just one run on four hits in six innings. Joakim Soria worked a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth save of the year. Neither team was able to mount much of a...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 15, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: James McCann to start vs. lefty; lack of DH could hurt Tigers in series finale

Detroit Tigers lineup: James McCann to start vs. lefty; lack of DH could hurt Tigers in series finale

Alex Avila is 4 for 10 with a double and a triple against Francisco Liriano. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has opted to go with James McCann, who hits right-handed, at catcher against the left-hander. PITTSBURGH -- Not having Victor Martinez in the starting lineup could really hurt the Detroit Tigers in this one. Martinez is one of a handful of Tigers players who have had success against Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano in the past, but he is not in the starting lineup for the game tonight. With the interleague series between the Tigers and...
Bless You Boys Apr 15, 2015

Game 9: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates

The Tigers and Pirates close out their series tonight at PNC Park. Detroit Tigers (7-1) at Pittsburgh Pirates (3-5) Time/Place: 7:05 p.m., PNC Park SB Nation blog: Bucs Dugout Media: Fox Sports Detroit Plus, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Alfredo Simon (1-0, 5.06 ERA) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (0-0, 2.57 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Simon 1 5.1 5.06 3.38 0.00 1.69 2.98 4.81 0.1 Liriano 1 7.0 9.00 3.86 1.29 0.71 4.12 3.44 0.0 It's hard to believe that Francisco Liriano has been around the game for over a decade, but here we are. The...
Bless You Boys Apr 15, 2015

Game 9 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates

Alfredo Simon and the Tigers close out their series and six-game road trip tonight against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates. Detroit Tigers (7-1) at Pittsburgh Pirates (3-5) Time/Place: 7:05 p.m., PNC Park SB Nation blog: Bucs Dugout Media: Fox Sports Detroit Plus, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Alfredo Simon (1-0, 5.06 ERA) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (0-0, 2.57 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Simon 1 5.1 5.06 3.38 0.00 1.69 2.98 4.81 0.1 Liriano 1 7.0 9.00 3.86 1.29 0.71 4.12 3.44 0.0 It's hard to believe that Francisco Liriano has been...

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