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Twins At White Sox: Liriano Will Take No-Hitter To The Ninth

Well, we've got some drama at U.S. Cellular Field, as Minnesota Twins' left-hander Francisco Liriano will take a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox.

Alex Rios started out the inning by hitting a pop-up to shortstop Matt Tolbert for the first out. Liriano then walked Ramon Castro, his fifth walk of the evening. Brent Lillibridge then came in to run for Rios. Gordon Beckham then hit a ground ball to Danny Valencia, and the Twins turned a 5-4-3 double play. The relay throw to first was off the mark, but Justin Morneau managed to apply the tag to Beckham in time to retire him at first.

Liriano has now gotten through eight innings against the Chicago White Sox, and will now be looking to complete the first Minnesota Twins' no-hitter on September 11, 1999.

With eight innings in the books in Chicago, the Twins lead the White Sox 1-0, and Francisco Liriano is throwing a no-hitter.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.