Francisco Liriano SP PIT 6 Days

Liriano threw eight scoreless innings Thursday, striking out a season-high 12 batters in a 4-1 win. He allowed just four hits and two walks against the Phillies.

Even prior to his sterling effort Thursday, Liriano had posted a 2.77 ERA in 65 innings and 13 starts since returning from an oblique injury July 13. The lefty has limited opponents to two earned runs in his last 27 innings and has struck out 34 batters over that span.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 11 Days

Liriano struck out nine and walked two while holding the Cubs to three hits over six scoreless innings Saturday to earn his fourth win of the season.

The left-hander continues to anchor the Pirates' rotation, pitching very well since returning from a stint on the DL earlier this season due to an oblique injury. Liriano will face the Phillies on the road Thursday in his next scheduled start.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 23 Days

Liriano did not record a decision Monday against the Cardinals as he allowed four hits and three walks to go along with eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings.

Liriano was in line for the win Monday, but his bullpen was unable to hold onto a slim one-run lead when he left the game. He allowed seven earned run in his last start against the Braves, but had allowed two earned runs or less in each of his six starts before that. He continues to be an excellent source for strikeouts as he has 135 strikeouts in 124.1 innings this season.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 Month

Liriano (3-9) turned in six solid innings Thursday against the Tigers, striking out nine while allowing two runs on three hits and four walks, but took his second consecutive loss.

Liriano has allowed exactly two runs in each of his last three starts, and has exactly zero wins to show for it. He's turned in five consecutive quality starts now, though, allowing a grand total of just eight runs in that span. Next up is a matchup with the Braves on Tuesday.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 Month

Liriano struck out four and walked one while giving up two runs on three hits over seven innings in a losing effort Saturday night.

The Bucs' offense couldn't solve Eric Stults and the Padres' bullpen, picking up just one run against Stults on the evening. Liriano continues to pitch very well, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since May 25, lowering his ERA from 5.06 to 3.82 during that span.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 Month

Liriano gave up four hits and two runs while striking out six in six innings, but did not factor into the decision against Arizona on Sunday.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 Months

Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Giants, yielding one run over seven innings to earn his third victory on Tuesday.

In addition to his season-high punch out total, Liriano issued only one free pass and scattered four hits. The only one that really counted was Mike Morse's solo homer in the third, but Pittsburgh fortunately already held a 3-0 lead. Liriano was dominant from there on out, and Tony Watson and Mark Melancon pitched in an inning of shutout relief work apiece. The left-handed Liriano entered the game 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list (oblique strain). Many owners jumped ship when he hit the shelf with a 1-6 record and 4.60 ERA last month. That just means there's room on board for the rest of us, who should make sure the former Twin is owned across formats. Liriano travels to Arizona on Sunday.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 Months

Francisco Liriano pitched well against the Dodgers on Wednesday, holding them to one run over seven innings en route to his second win of the season.

Liriano didn't have the strikeout stuff working the way he did in his last start against the Rockies, but he limited the Dodgers to four hits and a pair of walks while fanning seven. The lefty finished the seventh inning for the first time since April 21. Now with a 4.18 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 93/47 K/BB ratio, Liriano will look to keep it going against the Giants on the road next week.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 Months

Francisco Liriano was wild in his return to the mound Sunday, walking six while allowing three runs over four innings against the Reds.

In his first start since June 10 due to a strained oblique, Liriano was a mixed bag. The six walks were a negative, but he gave up just three hits and struck out four over his four innings of work. Liriano struggled to a 4.72 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in the first half that included the oblique injury, so he'll look for a better showing in the season's second half.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 Months

Pirates activated LHP Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list.

Liriano will make his return to the Pirates' rotation on Sunday against the Reds after missing a month with a strained left oblique. He held a 4.60 ERA before going on the DL but is probably worth starting in fantasy leagues immediately against a Reds lineup that's missing a couple key pieces.