Texas Rangers defeat Minnesota Twins, 8-5

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Francisco Liriano won his start last week against Kansas City, and the hope was that he could build off that outing.

But he sat in the visitor's clubhouse after the Twins' 8-5 loss to Texas on Monday night as the latest casualty in a season in which the Twins' pitching is falling apart.

Liriano was knocked out after two innings, then placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a tired arm -- although he probably needs a mental break as much as an...

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Righthander Anthony Swarzak was expected to move to the bullpen when Brian Duensing got a spot start Thursday, but Duensing pitched in relief Monday night. Swarzak, who threw 78 pitches during a loss Saturday, wasn't available Monday.

Swarzak (3-6) showed some early promise but lost his past three starts while posting a 18.00 ERA. He will be used in long relief, but the Twins might need him to start again if Duensing struggles or if the Twins decide t...