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Liriano leads off second-half rotation

Liriano leads off second-half rotation

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Liriano leads off second-half rotation
ARLINGTON -- The Twins announced their rotation for their first series after the All-Star break, as left-hander Francisco Liriano will start the first game of the second half on Friday against the A's at Target Field.

Fellow left-hander Brian Duensing will start on Sunday, but Saturday's starter is still to be determined. It's expected to be either right-hander Cole De Vries or right-hander Sam Deduno.

"We'll figure out the rotation," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We'll slot them down the road."

Left-hander Scott Diamond is likely to start the fourth game after the break against the Orioles on Monday. The Twins are trying to give Diamond, who started Thursday, a bit of a break because he's already logged a combined 113 2/3 innings in Triple-A and with the Twins.

"He's thrown a lot of innings so we'll give him that extra break," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "Somebody is going to go 10-12 days in between starts so I think they believe it can be a benefit to him and won't hurt him."

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