Twins Pitch Near No-Hitter Against Orioles
The Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano had a near perfect game Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles during spring training in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Closer Joe Nathan also struck out all three batters near the end of the game helping lead the Twins to a 2-0 victory.
Many speculated as to how Nathan would perform after pulling out of the World Baseball Classic due to a sore arm.
“Everything went as good as it could,” Nathan said in an interview with The Star Tribune. “No discomfort at all. More importantly, I didn’t really think about it out there. I think we can probably put this behind us now and move forward and get into a little rhythm here.”
According to The Baltimore Sun, top prospect Matt Wieters broke up no-hitter with a ground ball single through the middle of the infield to open the ninth inning.
Carlos Gomez also hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning helping to defeat the Orioles.