Liriano (5-11) picked up the loss Friday against the Royals, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks across six innings. He struck out four. Despite the loss, it was a solid effort for Liriano, who now has three straight quality starts. During the run, the veteran lefty has a 1.89 ERA across 19 innings, lowering his season ERA to 4.40. Liriano will look to continue the positive returns in his final start of the season, which is scheduled for Thursday in Minnesota.
Liriano (5-10) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks across seven innings to earn the win Sunday against Cleveland. He struck out seven. Liriano allowed a run on three hits in the first inning before the home team plated another pair on two hits and two walks in the fourth. He settled down after that point and only allowed one other hitter to reach via a hit batsman the rest of the way. Liriano has now delivered back-to-back quality starts, striking out 14 and allowing just three earned runs across 13 innings in that span. The left-hander will make his next start Friday against the Royals.
Liriano (4-10) took the loss Monday against the Astros, allowing three unearned runs on four hits and four walks across six innings. He struck out seven. Liriano's control was a bit spotty, but he otherwise pitched well against a strong Houston lineup. All of the damage came in the third inning, when the Astros scored three times following an error by shortstop Ronny Rodriguez. That was plenty for ace Justin Verlander, and Liriano ended up getting saddled with a tough-luck loss in a 3-2 game. The veteran lefty has been solid in his last two outings, allowing just two earned runs in 11 innings of work with 12 strikeouts to lower his season ERA to 4.65. He'll look to continue the positive momentum in his next start, which is scheduled for Sunday in Cleveland.
Liriano allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks across 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Thursday. He struck out two. Liriano was roughed up by a tough New York lineup, with sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres each taking him deep. The veteran lefty now has a disappointing 4.96 ERA this season as he continues to be hard to trust in fantasy. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday against the White Sox.
Liriano is scheduled to make his next start Thursday against the Yankees, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. The Tigers' open date in the schedule Monday allowed the team to shuffle its rotation, so manager Ron Gardenhire will have Matthew Boyd and Michael Fulmer start on their normal four days' rest Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, in Kansas City. That will afford seven days of rest between starts for Liriano, though it comes with the misfortune of matching up against one of baseball's top offenses in a hitter-friendly environment at Yankee Stadium.