While Tommy Hunter has continued the string of scoreless innings by Orioles starters, Twins starter Francisco Liriano was not able to build on his impressive first inning. He was scored upon in each of the next three, creating the interesting four-inning linescore of 0-1-2-3 as he fell behind the Orioles by six runs. Right-hander Alex burnett has replaced him in the fifth inning.
Since Adam Jones broke through with a second-inning home run, Robert Andino, Ronnie Paulino and Nolan Reimold have each delivered a pair of hits. Everyone in the O's lineup has reached base except Nick Johnson and J.J. Hardy.
Liriano's line: Four innings, six runs (five earned), eight hits, two walks, four strikeouts, one home run.
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