May 3, 2011

Francisco Liriano Hurls No-Hitter

By - Kris Fletcher

Francisco Liriano just completed the first Minnesota Twins no-hitter since September of 1999. The Chicago White Sox were the victims, falling 1-0.

Liriano threw 123 pitches. He struck out two hitters and walked six.

Photo by: Brian Cassella
He began the ninth inning by getting Brent Morel to ground out to Matt Tolbert at shortstop. Juan Pierre then walked. Next, Alexei Ramirez popped up to Tolbert for the second out. Slugger Adam Dunn then lined out to Tolbert to end the game.

It was Liriano's first Major League complete game, first Major League shutout and first Major League no-hitter.

Jason Kubel's solo home run off Edwin Jackson in the fourth was the only run scored on the evening.

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