The Twins (18-32) successfully completed the series sweep today against the bumbling, stumbling A's (22-29) in a 4-0 victory. Frankie Liriano even recorded his first win of the season today going 6 shutout innings and striking out 9 in the process looking very similar to the old Liriano who commanded three pitches at all times.
Of course....this was against the Oakland A's who have been playing even worse than the Twins as of late extending their losing streak to 8 games.
But this is the Major Leagues and a win is a win is a win, and it's not easy to throw shutout innings against anyone is this league. Therefore, it is an encouraging outing for Liriano (1-5, 7.20) and hopefully an awakening for him to turn things around this season.
Josh Willingham added another 3 RBI performance with an RBI single and a 2-run moon shot to the upper deck in left field to help enable the Twins to get out the brooms for real with their first three game sweep of the season.