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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...
Washington Post Jun 20, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Pirates discussion thread: Game 69

The Nationals snapped the Pirates’ eight-game winning streak on Friday night thanks to Joe Ross. On Saturday, the Nationals’ best pitcher, Max Scherzer (7-5, 1.93 ERA) will face the Pirates. The Nationals have won back-to-back games only once in the past month. Francisco Liriano (4-5, 2.94 ERA) starts for the Pirates. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>
Raise the Jolly Roger! Jun 15, 2015

Don’t forget Frankie

Francisco Liriano has basically become the third wheel in this Pirates rotation. It’s not like he’s been disappointing – that’s just a statement about what Gerrit Cole and A.J. Burnett have done so far. But Liriano – the Pirates’ best and most consistent starter in their return to prominence the last two years – and […]
McCovey Chronicles Jun 10, 2015

Giants out-hit, out-dinger Mets in 8-5 win

They'll go for the sweep tomorrow, but they've already secured a winning road trip. Last week, I was invited on a Pittsburgh radio show to preview the Pirates series. At one point, the host ran down the list of scheduled pitchers. "Gerrit Cole vs. Vogelsong ... Liriano vs. Hudson ... A.J. Burnett vs. Chris Heston ... it's safe to say the Pirates have the edge in all of these pitching matchups, right?" Whoa. I ... I hadn't thought of it like that. It turns out, that when the Giants go up against a good team -- without their Bumgarner, mind you -- they very rarely have the edge in starting...
Francisco Liriano and the Brewers (plus, Day 2 of the draft)

Francisco Liriano and the Brewers (plus, Day 2 of the draft)

Losing a 2-0 game during a rainstorm to the worst team in baseball at home is not ideal, but it’s probably fine so long as the Pirates don’t find some way to go ahead and lose this series to the Brewers. To that extent, Francisco Liriano takes the mound tonight against rookie Taylor Jungmann in […]

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