Liriano comes off DL, expected to start vs. A's
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|ESPN will air Francisco Liriano's first start since coming off the disabled list on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. ET.|
The 22-year-old left-hander is expected to start Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics.
Liriano pitched three scoreless innings on a rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Rochester on Saturday in an International League playoff contest against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He allowed no hits and one walk while striking out four. He threw 25 of 40 pitches for strikes.
After taking three of four this past weekend against Detroit, Minnesota (83-59) moved within two games of the AL Central leaders. The Twins are 1½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the wild-card race.
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