Francisco Liriano

Twins preview: Liriano faces old team Saturday

The Twins will try to shake off Friday night's 6-0 loss against the White Sox at Target Field Saturday against a familiar face: Francisco Liriano. The Twins' former lefty is 2-1 since being traded to the White Sox in July.

Twins face ex-teammate on the mound Tuesday

Former Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano will make his first start with his new ball club at Target Field Tuesday night. The Chicago White Sox acquired the lefty Saturday night in exchange for two minor league prospects. The Twins will give the ball to Nick Blackburn and aim for their fifth straight victory after beating the first-place AL Central rivals 7-6 in the series opener with walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Reaction: Twins trade Liriano to Chicago

The Twins traded Francisco Liriano to the White Sox Saturday night for a couple of minor league prospects. The left-hander says he knew being traded was possible, but was "surprised" when he found out he was traded within the division.

Twins take aim at sweeping the Tribe w/o Liriano

The Minnesota Twins have a chance to sweep the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon at Target Field after handing the tribe a couple of embarrassing losses. Right-hander Brian Duensing will step in for Francisco Liriano, who was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Ubaldo Jimenez will take the hill for the Indians. Twins Third baseman Danny Valencia is also back for the first time since being sent down to Triple-A Rochester in May.

Twins trade Francisco Liriano to White Sox

The Twins have parted ways with pending free-agent pitcher Francisco Liriano. The team traded the left-hander to the Chicago White Sox late Saturday night for two minor leaguers -- pitcher Pedro Hernandez and infielder Eduardo Escobar -- three days before the non-waiver trade deadline.

Liriano, Twins shelled by White Sox, 7-4

Before Monday night, the last time Francisco Liriano pitched against the White Sox in Chicago, he threw a no-hitter. It was almost nothing but hits Monday night, however, as the trade commodity allowed seven earned runs in 2.2 innings -- his worst start since returning from the minors in May.

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.

Braves show interest in Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano appears to be drawing interest from the Atlanta Braves. Jim Fregosi, the Braves' top advance scout, was in Minneapolis watching the Twins during Liriano's last two starts. The Pioneer Press reports Fregosi was spotted meeting with a top Twins official.

Liriano leads Twins over White Sox, 4-1

Francisco Liriano allowed just one run over seven innings to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win over the White Sox at Target Field Monday night. The win puts the last place Twins just seven-and-a-half games behind first place Chicago.

Plouffe homers twice, Brewers win on late homer

Trevor Plouffe homered twice but the Twins lost to the Brewers, 5-3 at Target Field Friday night. The game was tied tied, 3-3 in the ninth before Martin Maldonado hit a two-run homer to give Milwaukee the win.

Liriano's strong start wasted in 1-0 loss to Royals

Francisco Liriano pitched well for a second straight start but the Twins' offense was stymied in a 1-0 loss to Kansas City Tuesday night. Liriano took the loss despite allowing just four hits while striking out eight in six innings of work.

Liriano ready to pitch out of bullpen

It's been more than a week since Francisco Liriano has pitched for the Twins, but he has yet to make an appearance out of the bullpen. The lefthander says he's ready to pitch "whenever they want me to pitch."