Facing his old teammates, White Sox starter Francisco Liriano showed no mercy Saturday afternoon at Target Field. He was even threatening with a no-hitter going into the seventh. Trevor Plouffe ruined the no-hitter with a two-run homer. Liriano struck out nine.
The Twins tried to get back in the game in the ninth, scoring a run, but Chicago held on for a 5-3 win. Joe Mauer missed his fifth game, the Pioneer Press reports. The teams play again at 1:10 p.m. Sunday.
There's no doubt that when the guy shines, he really shines. It's hard to forget this gem, when Liriano threw a no-hitter against the White Sox wearing a Twins uniform in May 2011 in Chicago.