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Liriano lifts Twins in finale

In a battle of two solid left-handers, Minnesota's Francisco Liriano outdueled Cliff Lee, allowing just two runs over seven innings. The Rangers' ace, on the other hand, allowed five runs in his shortest start of the year.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Span, CF5020010.268
Hudson, O, 2B5110012.283
Mauer, C5010014.327
Kubel, RF3210202.261
Repko, RF0000000.235
Cuddyer, 1B4122003.274
Thome, DH4111033.268
Young, D, LF4113020.307
Valencia, D, 3B3000100.325
Hardy, SS4010011.260
Andrus, SS4000000.275
Young, M, 3B4010010.290
Hamilton, LF2100221.354
Guerrero, DH4222001.302
Molina, B, C4110010.240
Murphy, Dv, RF4011000.271
Cantu, 1B4010012.259
Blanco, 2B3001011.248
Borbon, CF3000011.263
2B: Cuddyer (32, Lee, Cl).
HR: Young, D (16, 2nd inning off Lee, Cl, 2 on, 1 out), Thome (18, 6th inning off Ogando, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hudson, O; Cuddyer 3; Hardy; Kubel; Thome 4; Span 2; Mauer; Young, D 4.
RBI: Young, D 3 (91), Cuddyer 2 (65), Thome (45).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome; Kubel; Cuddyer 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

CS: Hardy (1, 2nd base by Lee, Cl/Molina, B).

E: Valencia, D (3, throw).

HR: Guerrero (24, 8th inning off Guerrier, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, M; Guerrero 5; Molina, B; Cantu; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Murphy, Dv (45), Blanco (8), Guerrero 2 (95).
2-out RBI: Guerrero 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton.
SF: Blanco.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Molina, B (5, pickoff), Andrus (15, fielding).

Liriano, F(W, 12-7)7.05221603.41
Crain(H, 15)0.10000102.63
Capps(S, 32)1.00000002.59
Lee, Cl(L, 10-8)5.07551513.26
Game Scores: Liriano, F , Lee, Cl .
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 99-67, Guerrier 17-8, Crain 4-3, Capps 8-6, Lee, Cl 97-63, Ogando 25-19, Kirkman 57-33.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 8-2, Guerrier 1-0, Crain 0-0, Capps 1-1, Lee, Cl 7-2, Ogando 4-0, Kirkman 3-1.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 27, Guerrier 4, Crain 1, Capps 3, Lee, Cl 22, Ogando 7, Kirkman 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Kirkman 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 24,738.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 26, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media