Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Not even his second quality start was enough for Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks to get his first major league win. Hendriks scattered five hits over 6 1/3 innings and struck out five against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, but he and the Twins emerged with a 3-2 loss. Hendriks paid for hanging a slider to Alex Rios, who belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning. In seven starts this season, Hendriks is 0-5 with a 6.82 ERA. He went 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA in four starts for Minnesota last year. Before Tuesday, Hendriks' only quality start was a six-inning, one-run no-decision against the Rangers on April 15. For the most part, Hendriks kept Chicago's lineup off balance by aggressively locating his fastball, a game plan he has refined after being demoted to Class AAA Rochester in early May with a mandate to stop nibbling and start attacking hitters. However, Hendriks continues to be plagued by long balls. He has yielded 13 home runs in his career and at...
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