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Pitching Leading The Way Once Again

Liriano was the start of the Twins' turnaround.

The Twins are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now, and the recent winning streak can be attributed to an old friend: starting pitching. Read about how the pitching staff is righting the ship, and how a few moves have turned around the Twins seemingly lost season.

The Twins' rise from the depths of the American League Central in mid-May to sea level (.500) by late June is largely the result of the same thing that was supposed to make the Twins a division contender from the start: their starting pitching. The Twins were 17-24 with a major-league worst starting-rotation ERA of 6.43 after May 18. Then rookie Francisco Liriano made his first major league... Recommended Stories

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