Minnesota Twins defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-1

Bringing the heat Making his major league debut, 24-year-old Radhames Liz wasn't trying to fool the Minnesota Twins.

Eighteen of his 19 pitches in the first inning were fastballs, one of them clocked at 100 mph. Every pitch in the second was a fastball except for the slider that froze Michael Cuddyer and ended the inning. He mixed in three changeups and two sliders among his 21 pitches in the third, when Jason Bartlett's two-run single -- on a 96-mph fastball -- gave th...

The Orioles got pretty much what they expected last night from the major league debut of Radhames Liz. There were moments of great promise, such as the hard slider that he struck out Michael Cuddyer with in the second inning, or the high 97 mph fastball that he threw past Torii Hunter in the fourth inning.

But there were also plenty of times where Liz reminded the Orioles that he was just a 24-year-old kid, pitching above Double-A for the first time in his career. Liz m...