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Anything Liriano Can Do, Verlander Can Do. . .Well, About The Same

There probably isn't a whole lot to read into this, but it is an interesting coincidence.

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On May 3, Francisco Liriano of the Minnesota Twins pitched the first no-hitter of the 2011 season on the road against the Chicago White Sox.

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Four days later, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers threw the second no-hitter of the 2011 season on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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On Sunday, Liriano took a no-hitter into the eighth inning at home against the Texas Rangers, and lost it with one out in the top of the eighth when Adrian Beltre broke it up with a single to center field.

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On Tuesday, Verlander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning at home against the Cleveland Indians, and lost it with one out in the top of the eighth when Orlando Cabrera broke it up with. . .a single to center field.

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Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln, and Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. Wait, that doesn't matter here.

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While imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, it would be nice if Liriano could copy Verlander a little more instead. . .after all, Verlander is 8-3 with a 2.66 ERA, while Liriano is 4-6 with an ERA of 4.67.

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