Francisco Liriano, making his first start in over a month, went just 1 2/3 innings. (AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
The Twins had avoided Zack Greinke all season, but they couldn't capitalize on their chances in the series finale, missing a prime bases-loaded, no-out opportunity in the third. Minnesota got nice relief after Francisco Liriano's short start, but missed a chance to pull within one game of Detroit, which lost to Chicago.
BATTING 2B: Callaspo (39, Liriano), Betancourt, Y (20, Manship). HR: Betancourt, Y (6, 2nd inning
off Liriano, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Bloomquist; Callaspo 2; Betancourt, Y 7; Hernandez, L. RBI: Betancourt,
Y 3 (48). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, B; Butler; Teahen 2. SAC: Teahen; Hernandez,
L. GIDP: Bloomquist. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 6.
Bloomquist (24, 2nd base off Liriano/Morales, J), Hernandez, L (1, 2nd base off Liriano/Morales, J).
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