2.53:Francisco Liriano's ERA following his seven shutout innings in Monday night's series opener with the Padres. It is the lowest among the seven Major League pitchers with 14-or-more wins.
"I know he's looking forward to getting the ball and going out there. He's not pleased with the way things have finished the last two times out." -- Hurdle on A.J. Burnett, who started Tuesday night against the Padres after having squandered leads of 3-1 to the Rockies and 4-0 to the Cardinals in his last two outings.
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