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Twins Vs. Angels: After Skipping Start, Francisco Liriano Goes For First Win

Hopefully the trick worked.

The Minnesota Twins had Francisco Liriano skip his last start in order to, in the words of MLB.com, "clear his head."

The Twins are in dire need of a solid start from Liriano -- and so is Liriano.

The lefty had a forgettable April, going 0-3 in four starts and compiling an 11.02 ERA. He has given up five earned runs in each start and has failed to make it past the fifth inning. Opponents are hitting .368 against him this season.

Luckily the Angels' offense is mired in its own season-long slump. LA has just 80 runs through 23 games -- well under four per outing. The four runs they scored last night were the most since scoring six against the Baltimore Orioles back on April 21.

Jerome Williams, 1-1 with a 5.51 ERA, will start for Los Angeles.

First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 Central.

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