Francisco Liriano completed the first Minnesota Twins' no-hitter since September of 1999 as he retired the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth to complete the feat.
Jason Kubel's solo home run was the only run scored on the evening as the Twins defeated the White Sox 1-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night.
Liriano started the ninth by getting Brent Morel to ground out to shortstop thanks to an outstanding defensive scoop by Justin Morneau at first base. He then walked Juan Pierre. . .Pierre's third walk of the night out of six issued by Liriano. . .to put a runner on first.
Alexei Ramirez then popped up to Matt Tolbert at shortstop, and that left the White Sox hopes on the shoulders of slugger Adam Dunn. Dunn stepped to the plate hitting 0-for-16 against left-handed pitching on the year, and Liriano pushed that to 0-for-17 as Dunn lined out to shortstop Matt Tolbert to end the ball game and give Francisco Liriano his first Major League complete game, his first Major League shutout, and his first Major League no-hitter.
Twins win 1-0, and we'll have more on this one shortly.