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Twins taking a step back with Liriano
After another rough outing the Minnesota Twins plan to "take a step back" with Francisco Liriano. Ron Gardenhire says "we're going to step back to see what we need to do to try to get his confidence back." If this means a move to the bullpen, Liriano said, "That would be OK with me."
Twins waste another great start by Liriano
Francisco Liriano had another brilliant start go to waste Wednesday night as the Twins lost to the Orioles, 2-1 at Target Field. Liriano struck out 10 over six innings, but he gave up a 2-run homer to Adam Jones in the first inning -- and it turned out to be all Baltimore needed.
Liriano, Twins topple Texas, 5-1
Francisco Liriano pitched around six walks en route to leading the Twins to a 5-1 win over the Rangers Friday night in Texas. Backing Liriano was Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, each driving in a pair of runs. The White Sox beat Toronto to remain 10 games ahead in the AL Central race.
Twins pull Liriano from his next start
On Sunday Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team was going to "take a step back" with Francisco Liriano. That step back will keep Liriano from making his next scheduled start. A day off Thursday will keep the rotation intact, with Liriano getting extra time to regain his confidence before starting again May 1 against the Angels.
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