MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis' first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Making his first start against the rival White Sox since his no-hitter in Chicago nearly 14 months ago, Liriano (2-7) allowed just three singles, two walks and a double. The left-hander struck out five, winning for the first time this month while holding the White Sox without a run until Alexei Ramirez's sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Jared Burton notched the save for the second straight game for the Twins, filling in for injured closer Matt Capps.
The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.
The team announced the move on Monday, one day after Capps showed up in Cincinnati with more pain in his shoulder.
The issue has bothered Capps for much of the summer. The veteran tried to pitch through the discomfort, but it was hampering his effectiveness.
The Twins will likely use a combination of left-hander Glen Perkins and right-hander Jared Burton to fill in for Capps while he is out. The Twins recalled lefty Tyler Robertson from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster spot. He went 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 33 relief appearances for the Red Wings.