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.
Ryan Doumit's mammoth two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning tied the game, 4-4, but Matt Capps gave up a run in the ninth and the Indians beat the Twins, 5-4 at Target Field.
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.
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.
Curtis Granderson homered three times to lead the Yankees over the Twins, 7-6, at Yankee Stadium Thursday night. The Twins split the four game series against New York. Ryan Doumit led the Twins with a home run and four RBI.
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."