Liriano baffles Rays in spring training loss

The Twins lost a split squad game to the Rays, 1-0 Thursday, but left the game pleased because Francisco Liriano and Denard Span played well. Liriano struck out five and allowed one hit in three innings and Span singled, walked and stole two bases.
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The Twins lost a split squad game to the Rays, 1-0 Thursday, but left the game pleased because Francisco Liriano and Denard Span played well. Liriano struck out five and allowed one hit in three innings and Span singled, walked and stole two bases.

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