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Updated: September 24th, 2010 7:16pm
Liriano exits early due to stomach illness; Twins lose 10-1 to Tigers

Liriano exits early due to stomach illness; Twins lose 10-1 to Tigers

by Phil Mackey
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Minnesota Twins starter Francisco Liriano left Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers in the bottom of the fourth inning due to stomach illness.

He certainly didn't miss much after the early exit, as the Twins went on to lose 10-1 to Justin Verlander and company.

Liriano threw a pitch to Tigers right fielder Casper Wells in the fourth and immediately walked off the mound toward the third base line.

Jeff Manship came on to relieve Liriano. He allowed four earned runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. Manship was followed by Jose Mijares (0 ER in 1 IP), Alex Burnett (4 ER in 2/3 IP), Randy Flores (0 ER in 1/3 IP) and Pat Neshek (0 ER in 1 IP).

Shortstop Alexi Casilla also left the game in the fourth inning with stomach illness.

No word yet on where Casilla and Liriano went to dinner Thursday night...

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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