Now this…THIS is the Francisco Liriano we’ve been waiting for all season, as he turned in one of his most impressive starts of the year.
Liriano, bolstered by an offense that pounced on Yankees starter A.J. Burnett for seven runs in two innings, went seven innings, giving up only three hits, one unearned run, one walk, while he struck out six.
Liriano’s case was helped immensely, as Minnesota got two runs in the first, and then exploded for five in the second. Danny Vlencia lead the inning off with his thirteenth home run, and then A.J Burnett decided that he no longer needed to throw strikes, as he walked three batters in a row, to include Justin Morneau with the bases loaded. Jason Kubel followed with a two run single, and Burnett’s night was just about over.
Jason Kubel led the Twins offense on the night, going 3 for 5 with two RBI’s.
Game four of the series continues tomorrow at 1:10 PM.