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Francisco Liriano vs Martin Perez Tilt Ends in Minnesota 5-1 Win

Texas dropped a 5-1 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Friday as Minnesota legged out a win behind winning pitcher Francisco Liriano.

Minnesota won as a +150 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 11.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Minnesota got 6 2/3 innings from Francisco Liriano, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 2 RBIs from Joe Mauer in the win.

Texas' starting pitcher Martin Perez worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Nelson Cruz in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 9 hits, while Texas only had 6.