Francisco “The Franchise/Phenom” Liriano pitched 7 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to an incredible 1.83. The Twins also added another home run, albeit a solo one, from Torii Hunter.
Liriano was a tad wild tonight, throwing 58 strikes but 37 balls and walking 3 batters, including 2 in the 6th. He also escaped a 7th-inning jam in which there was a runner on first and second with one out. He then got two consecutive groundouts to end the inning.Justin Morneau went 1-for-4, extending his career-high hitting streak to 15 games.Every batter in the Twins’ lineup got a hit (totalling 14) except for Joe Mauer. He went 0-for-4.