The Cleveland Indians continue to fall off pace in the AL Central amid a frustrating series against the Minnesota Twins.
On the bright side, they won't have to face Francisco Liriano in the finale of the three-game series Sunday when they try to avoid a sweep.
Liriano was scheduled to pitch before the Twins dealt him to Chicago late Saturday night for shortstop Eduardo Escobar and pitching prospect Pedro Hernandez. Liriano, a former All-Star, is 3-10 with a 5.31 ERA in 22 appearances -- 17 starts.
The Indians (50-51) certainly welcomed the move as Liriano was 3-2 with a 1.76 ERA in eight appearances -- six starts -- versus Cleveland at home.
Minnesota (42-58) will send Brian Duensing (1-6, 4.86 ERA) to the mound in Liriano's place as it tries to complete the three-game sweep. The Twins followed their 11-0 victory Friday with a 12-5 win Saturday.
Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer -- his 27th home run of the season -- Ben Revere had three hits and two RBIs and Alexi Cas...