Yes, I know I run the risk of jinxing it, but I'm going to roll with this anyway.
We're heading to the top of the seventh inning at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, and Minnesota Twins' left-handed Francisco Liriano has yet to allow a hit to the Chicago White Sox. He has walked four and struck out only two through those six innings, but he has yet to allow a hit.
Through these six innings, Liriano has thrown 86 pitches, only 46 of which have gone for strikes. The most pitches Liriano has thrown in a game during this 2011 season is 97, so it will be interesting to see how Ron Gardenhire handles him.
If you'll recall, last year at Target Field Kevin Slowey had a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics, but was pulled by Gardenhire due to his pitch count.
So, with six innings in the book at U.S. Cellular Field, Francisco Liriano has a no-hitter going, and Jason Kubel's solo home run has staked him to a precarious 1-0 lead.