Liriano melts down, Twins lose 8-2

After a decent start by Brian Duensing, Francisco Liriano falters in relief as the Twins continue their march toward 100 losses.
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After a decent start by Brian Duensing, Francisco Liriano falters in relief as the Twins continue their march toward 100 losses.

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