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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 sign Doumit to contract extension

The Twins and utility player Ryan Doumit agreed to a two-year contract extension on Friday. He'll make $3.5 million in 2013 and 2014. Entering Friday night's game against the Royals, Doumit was hitting .271 with 7 homer and 32 RBI.

Twins switch plans, Blackburn on DL -- not Doumit

Twins catcher Ryan Doumit was set to go on the disabled list with a pulled calf muscle. But an MRI came back positive, so he’s day-to-day. Starter Nick Blackburn heads to the 15-day DL instead with a strained left quad.

Diamond dominates in his debut, Twins win, 5-0

Scott Diamond was just what the doctor ordered Tuesday night. The left-hander made his season debut and led the Twins past the Angels, 5-0 at Target Field. He allowed just four hits and struck out six in seven shutout innings.

Mustache Madness: Carroll vs. Doumit

The worst record in baseball will force players to try a lot of crazy things to change their luck. Growing sweet mustaches is not one of those crazy things. A strong mustache is something to respect, and Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit are proving it.

Twins avoid being no-hit, but still lose to Angels, 8-3

It wasn't a no-hitter but Jered Weaver led the Angels over the Twins, 8-3 Monday night at Target Field. The lanky right-hander allowed one run on three hits in six innings of work. Francisco Liriano was inconsistent, allowing four runs in just five innings.

Red Sox rally to beat Twins, 6-5

Cody Ross tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and hit the game-winning solo homer in the top of the ninth off of Matt Capps to lead the Red Sox over the Twins, 6-5 Monday night. Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer for the Twins, his first of the season.

Doumit: Twins are a 'sleeping dragon'

Six runs in four losses isn't the start to the season the Twins had imagined, but utility man Ryan Doumit isn't worried. "Don't wake up the sleeping dragon, because once that happens ... hitting's contagious," Doumit said. "History suggests that we're going to wake up."