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Orioles first baseman Luke Scott, left, is unable to handle the throw from third baseman Mark Reynolds, allowing Luke Hughes of the Twins to reach base safely in the fourth inning Wednesday of a spring training game in Sarasota, Fla. Associated Press

Liriano, Twins roughed up by Orioles


SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Last season's AL comeback player of the year had a rough start to spring training in 2011.

Slowed by tendinitis, the Minnesota Twins' Francisco Liriano was hit hard during his first start in a regular exhibition game Wednesday, an 11-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Liriano allowed six runs -- five earned -- and five hits in 12/3 innings.

"Nothing was working. My ball wasn't moving," Liriano said. "I was rushing. I was trying to do too much."

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