Liriano is 5-1 in his last six starts, and gave the Pirates their 11th win in 13 games. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Francisco Liriano turned in a pretty memorable performance in Chicago this evening. In Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over the Cubs, he pitched the Pirates' first complete game since almost a year ago (July 31, 2012), and pitched his first complete game since May of 2011. He struck out seven, gave up two earned runs on just four hits, and trucked his way to his eighth win in 11 starts this season, tied with Jeff Locke as the team leader. He even produced on the other side of the ball, driving in his first run since 2011 and just the third of his career, thanks to a single off of Jeff Samardzija early in the game. What else could he possibly add to this outing to make it better, you ask?
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No look. Between the legs. Back to the plate.
Memorable performance, indeed.