Francisco Liriano gets to 16 wins

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their second straight victory, a 5-4 win over the Rangers Tuesday night and Francisco Liriano (16-7, 2.92 ERA)) struck out five while allowing one run to become the first Pirates left-hander since John Smiley and Zane Smith in 1991 to win more than 15 games. Liriano has received a decision

Francisco Liriano shines with 8 scoreless innings

Francisco Liriano (15-6, 2.57 ERA) continues to play the role of an “Ace”. Liriano and the Pirates moved into a tie for first place, pitching a 5-0 shutout win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Liriano shined, throwing 8 scoreless innings, allowing allowing just 2 hits, while striking out 6 and walking 2 in the win.