Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/6/12
Since being inserted back into Minnesota's starting rotation, Francisco Liriano has looked like the Liriano of old. Including Tuesday's start against Kansas City, Liriano has allowed just one run over his last 12 innings.But Liriano wasn't helped out at all by his offense Tuesday, as the Twins fell, 1-0, to Bruce Chen and the Royals. Still, it's an encouraging sign that perhaps Liriano might not be a lost cause after all.In six innings of work Tuesday, Liriano struck out eight batters and allowed just one run on four hits and one walk. He now has a 0.75 ERA, 16 strikeouts and just three walks in his two starts after being put back into the rotation last week. "That's what we were hoping for, come back and throw the ball over the plate and get into the second half of games and give us a chance, and he did that again," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said after Tuesday's loss. "He's throwing the ball well."Prior to his demotion to the bullpen, Liriano was 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA and walked 1...
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