Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/19/12
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MINNEAPOLIS As Francisco Liriano's name continues to be listed among Minnesota's top trade chips leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, the Twins left-hander hasn't let it affect him. In fact, he's continued to boost his trade value.One start after striking out 15 Oakland batters, Liriano twirled another gem Wednesday against Baltimore. The Twins lefty fanned 10 Orioles in six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits.For the second time in a row, however, Liriano's solid performance wasn't enough for a win as his offense gave him very little run support. The Twins fell 2-1 on Wednesday against Tommy Hunter and the Orioles, dropping Liriano to 3-9 on the season.Liriano's only mistake of the night came in the first inning when he hung a pitch to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. On an 0-1 offering from Liriano, Jones went deep to left field, crushing his 22nd homer of the season into the last few rows of the second deck in left for a two-run homer.That first-inning blast prov...
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