Liriano throws five hitless innings for Twins
Sunday, March 18, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Francisco Liriano threw five hitless innings Sunday, and the Minnesota Twins allowed just one hit in a 10-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates did not get a hit until Brandon Boggs singled off non-roster invitee Luis Perdomo in the eighth inning. Perdomo was the fourth of five Twins pitchers.
With an exception of one four-run inning in his last spring start, Liriano has not given up a run in his other 12 innings this spring. Liriano went 9-10 with a 5.08 ERA last year despite pitching a no-hitter game against the White Sox.
Jamey Carroll went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs after starting spring training 1 for 23. The shortstop signed with the Twins in the offseason after playing two years for the Dodgers.
Charlie Morton gave up five runs and seven hits for Pittsburgh.