With the worst starting rotation ERA in baseball, the Minnesota Twins are turning back to Francisco Liriano - not that he has exactly earned another chance.
Liriano will make his first start since May 7 on Wednesday when the Twins try for a three-game home sweep of the woeful Oakland Athletics, who have lost seven straight.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced Saturday that Liriano (0-5, 8.47 ERA) would get the ball for this afternoon game against the Athletics (22-28). The left-hander was demoted from the rotation after going 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in his first six starts.
"I'm looking forward to starting. I've always been a starter and that's what I want to do," said Liriano, who will become a free agent after this season. "I'm very happy and just looking forward to trying to do my job, get better and everything."
Liriano didn't inspire much confidence in his last appearance, giving up four runs over 2 2-3 innings of relief during Friday's 10-6 loss to Detroit. Minnesota (17-...