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Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Twins 4

The offense did little against former Twin Francisco Liriano, and defensive lapses didn't help Ervin Santana's cause.

Francisco Liriano gets to try again against his old team

Francisco Liriano’s really only made one terrible start in 2015, and it came in May against the same Twins that he’ll face this afternoon. Actually, it was his two-inning outing that dropped the Pirates to 18-22 that brought Pirate fans to peak tooth-gnashing back in May, exactly one day before the season turned around. Liriano’s […]
Beaver County Times Jul 23, 2015

Liriano stacks 11 Ks in Pirates' win over Nationals

Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings after missing his previous start as the Pirates downed the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at PNC Park.
Beaver County Times Jul 23, 2015
Liriano sharp in return as Pirates down Nationals

Liriano sharp in return as Pirates down Nationals

Francisco Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night.

Liriano scratched as Pirates lose to Brewers for 2nd straight night

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Liriano halted his warm-up minutes before Saturday’s game. The right-center field gate opened, and he walked back to the visiting dugout at ...

Live coverage: Brewers vs. Pirates

The Brewers look to build on their victory Friday night as they face the Pirates in Game 2 of their series at Miller Park tonight. Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-9, 4.21) pitches against Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.99).
Twinkie Town Jul 13, 2015

A history of Minnesota Twins closers at the All-Star Game

With his third All-Star nomination, Glen Perkins enters the echelon of the best closers in Minnesota Twins history. When Glen Perkins made 23 relief appearances between 2006 and 2007, we knew it was just an attempt to get him a few Major League innings. He made 26 starts for the Twins in 2008 as part of a group of young pitchers that were supposed to be a core of the team's rotation in the coming years: Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn, Boof Bonser, Francisco Liriano, Kevin Slowey, and Perkins were all between 24 and 26-years old. It didn't turn out that way of course. Bonser and Slowey never...
Beaver County Times Jul 2, 2015
Liriano lead Pirates to 8-4 win, sweep of Tigers

Liriano lead Pirates to 8-4 win, sweep of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings in a rare victory over the Tigers as the Pirates finished a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 2, 2015
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus ejected for arguing balls and strikes

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus ejected for arguing balls and strikes

Brad Ausmus was ejected in the fifth inning by Gibson for arguing balls and strikes shortly after J.D. Martinez took a called third strike from Pirates starter Francisco Liriano. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus clearly didn't like plate umpire Sam Holbrook's strike zone Thursday afternoon. And he let Holbrook know it. Ausmus was ejected in the fifth inning by Gibson for arguing balls and strikes shortly after J.D. Martinez took a called third strike from Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano. With the Tigers trailing 2-0, Martinez took...

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